France – Conservative favorite Nicolas Sarkozy is on course to win France’s presidential election run-off on Sunday with between 53 and 54 percent of the vote, Belgian media reported. [Reuters]
Conservative Pro-American Nicolas Sarkozy defeats socialist Ms. Royal 53.0% vs 47.0% for to be the new French president, according to early poll forecasts.
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In His Victory speech Mr Sarkozy said the US could count on France’s friendship, but called on Washington to take a lead in the fight against climate change. [bbc]