Balkenende congratulates Sarkozy

7th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

7 May 2007, THE HAGUE - Nicolas Sarkozy received congratulations from around the world for his victory in the French presidential elections on Sunday.

7 May 2007

THE HAGUE - Nicolas Sarkozy received congratulations from around the world for his victory in the French presidential elections on Sunday.

Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende said he is looking forward to working together with Sarkozy towards building public confidence in the EU.

Balkenende says the French have chosen for change and modernisation.

US President Bush and British Prime Minister Blair have also congratulated Sarkozy, as has German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

President of the European Commission Barroso is confident that the new French president will play a leading role in resolving the political crisis in the EU.

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