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Sarkozy Wins French Election

Bloomberg reports 270 arrests in related protests.

Nicolas Sarkozy won France's presidential election, defeating Segolene Royal.

Sarkozy, a tough-talking former interior minister who promised to reduce bureaucracy and be tough on crime, polled 53% of the vote to Royal's 47% in the race to succeed Jacques Chirac.


reported that 270 people were arrested in protesting Sarkozy's victory.

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