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May 6, 2012 2:46 pm

Socialist François Hollande Wins French Presidential Election

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French President elect, Francois Hollande. Photo: wiki commons.

France 24 – François Hollande has won France’s presidential election, giving the country its first Socialist president in almost two decades, exit polls showed Sunday.

According to Ipsos polling institute, the left-wing candidate took 51.9% of the vote to incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy’s 48.1%.

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