François Hollande, who ran as ‘Mr. Normal’, convinced French voters that he is way different from Nicolas Sarkozy. Now it is time for hard work - and difficulties. François Hollande will have to hit the ground running, and take charge in the middle of an unprecedented crisis in Europe.
- Steven ERLANGER, New York Times Paris bureau chief
- Patrick VIGNAL, Reuters news agency
- Jim SHIELDS, Professor at Aston University and author of 'The Extreme Right in France: From Pétain to Le Pen'
- Ulrike KOLTERMANN,Former Paris correspondent for German news agency D-P-A, author of Pariser Spaziergänge
Produced by Christopher Davis, Tom Waterhouse, Anelise Borges