Hollande’s victory: The tortoise who beat the hare


In style and probably in substance, France’s incoming president could not be more different than the country’s outgoing leader.

François Hollande’s political rise to the country’s top post has been slow and steady, with the French media portraying him as “Monsieur Normal” – an easygoing, everyday man. Contrast that with the glamour-struck Nicolas Sarkozy, who earned the nickname “hyper-president” during his five years in office.


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