Chirac congratulates Sarkozy on election win

6th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 6, 2007 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac on Sunday telephoned Nicolas Sarkozy to congratulate him on his presidential election win and wish him success, the Elysee palace said.

PARIS, May 6, 2007 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac on Sunday telephoned Nicolas Sarkozy to congratulate him on his presidential election win and wish him success, the Elysee palace said.

"The president of the republic called Nicolas Sarkozy to congratulate him and express his wishes for the success of his mission in the service of the women and men of France," said the presidency.

Sarkozy, the candidate of the ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) who defeated his socialist rival Segolene Royal by 53 to 47 percent, is to take over from Chirac on May 16.

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Subject: French news

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