He is the first Socialist to hold the role in twenty years.
How the new French president can oblige the Germans to play their part in Europe's growth strategy.
In 1981, I was there at la Bastille as François Mitterrand won control of the Élysée after 25 years of unbroken right-wing rule.
Voters rejected austerity and they rejected the political establishment.
Voters have punished incumbents of every stripe for hard times.
The PM has lost an ally, while the Labour leader has gained one.
Sarkozy concedes defeat as a Socialist wins the presidency for the first time since 1988.
Sarkozy's vulgar desire to party put a curse on his presidency.
The French Socialist must clarify his mission before the second round.