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Valerie Trierweiler: France's new 'first lady'

2012-05-08 05:30:10 GMT2012-05-08 13:30:10(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

French president-elect Francois Hollande waves to supporters with his companion Valerie Trierweiler as he celebrates his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, France, Sunday, May 6, 2012. France handed the presidency Sunday to leftist Hollande, a champion of government stimulus programs who says the state should protect the downtrodden - a victory that could deal a death blow to the drive for austerity that has been the hallmark of Europe in recent years. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

French President-Elect Francois Hollande and partner Valerie Trierweiler acknowledge his supporters at Place de la Bastille after victory in the French Presidential Elections on May 6, 2012 in Paris, France. Socialist Francois Hollande has defeated incumbent president and UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy, with a projected 52% of the vote in the second and final round of the French Presidential elections. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, Francois Hollande's companion, Valerie Trierweiler, visits Tulle. France's future first lady took to the web to tweet her joy Sunday at the election of her partner, Hollande, as France's first Socialist president in nearly two decades. (AFP Photo/Fred Dufour)

Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler leave after voting in the second round of the presidential election in Tulle, central France, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, Francois Hollande's companion, Valerie Trierweiler, visits Tulle. France's future first lady took to the web to tweet her joy Sunday at the election of her partner, Hollande, as France's first Socialist president in nearly two decades.

(Agencies)

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