|French President-elect Celebrates Victory at the Bastille|
|Written by Prensa Latina|
|Monday, 07 May 2012 09:50|
Paris.-President-elect François Hollande celebrated his victory in the presidential runoff, along with dozens of thousands of supporters, in the historic Bastille, an emblematic place during the French Revolution in Paris.
During a brief speech on early Monday, Hollande, from the Socialist Party (PS), promised to be the president of youths and justice, and to make the changes most people expect.
"Thanks for allowing the left wing to have a successor of François Mitterrand," stated the next president of France, who became the second PS statesman to arrive at the Élysée Palace during the 5th Republic, which began in 1958.
Almost at the same time that Hollande addressed his supporters at the Bastille, the Interior Ministry published the results after 99 percent of all ballots had been counted, according to which, the PS had won 51.67 percent of votes.
Nicolas Sarkozy, who was running for reelection as the head of the Union for a Popular Movement, got 48.33 percent of votes.
In these elections, the PS achieved a historic voting of 55.60 percent in Paris, as Sarkozy only got 44.40 percent.
So far, the French capital had always granted most of votes to the candidates of conservative parties.
François Hollande's inauguration as the new president of France will take place on May 15, according to an agreement between the outgoing government and the next authorities.