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Sarkozy delivers speech after defeat in election

2012-05-07 03:14:11 GMT2012-05-07 11:14:11(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

France's President and Union for a Popular Movement(UMP) party's candidate Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech conceding defeat to his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande in Sunday's presidential runoff at a rally in Paris, France, May 6, 2012. (Xinhua/Etienne Laurent)

France's President and Union for a Popular Movement(UMP) party's candidate Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech conceding defeat to his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande in Sunday's presidential runoff at a rally in Paris, France, May 6, 2012. (Xinhua/Etienne Laurent)

France's President and Union for a Popular Movement(UMP) party's candidate Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech conceding defeat to his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande in Sunday's presidential runoff at a rally in Paris, France, May 6, 2012. (Xinhua/Etienne Laurent)

France's President and Union for a Popular Movement(UMP) party's candidate Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech conceding defeat to his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande in Sunday's presidential runoff at a rally in Paris, France, May 6, 2012. (Xinhua/Etienne Laurent)

France's President and Union for a Popular Movement(UMP) party's candidate Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech conceding defeat to his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande in Sunday's presidential runoff at a rally in Paris, France, May 6, 2012. (Xinhua/Etienne Laurent)

A supporter of Nicolas Sarkozy is crying as they hear the poll results at a rally in Paris after the 2nd round of the 2012 French presidential election in Paris, France, May 6, 2012. French Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande defeated incumbent French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's decisive presidential runoff as most previous opinion polls had predicted. (Xinhua/Etienne Laurent)

France's President and Union for a Popular Movement(UMP) party's candidate Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech conceding defeat to his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande in Sunday's presidential runoff at a rally in Paris, France, May 6, 2012. (Xinhua/Etienne Laurent)

France's President and Union for a Popular Movement(UMP) party's candidate Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech conceding defeat to his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande in Sunday's presidential runoff at a rally in Paris, France, May 6, 2012.

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