Hollande Wins First Round of French Presidential Election, Runoff May 6

Monday, April 23, 2012

France's incumbent president and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party candidate for the French 2012 presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy (R) shakes hands with supporters after delivering a speech France's incumbent president and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party candidate for the French 2012 presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy (R) shakes hands with supporters after delivering a speech (AFP PHOTO ERIC FEFERBERG/Getty)

Francois Hollande was the winner of the first round in the French Presidential election, and will now face the current President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff election. Sarkozy came in second in the poll. The presidential runoff election is May 6. Joining us from the French capital is long time correspondent for our partner the BBC in Paris Hugh Scholfield.

Guests:

Hugh Schofield

Produced by:

Rupert Allman

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