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Right-Wing Nicolas Sarkozy Wins French Presidency, Thousands Protest in Streets of Paris

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Right-Wing Nicolas Sarkozy Wins French Presidency, Thousands Protest in Streets of Paris

In France, conservative candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected to be the country's new president. Sarkozy won a clear victory over Socialist rival Segolene Royal with 53 percent of the vote to her 47 percent. The estimated turnout of 84 percent was the highest in France in three decades.