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06/05/2007 Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy is elected president of France

Nicolas Sarkozy was elected the 6th President of France's Fifth Republic in May, 2007 winning 53.06 percent of the votes, ahead of Ségolène Royal who picked up 46.94 percent. Before his time as President, Sarkozy had served as Minister of the Interior, Minister of Finances, Budget Minister.

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