Hollande will be the First Socialist President since 1995.
Analysts say the vote has wide implications for the whole eurozone. Mr Hollande has vowed to rework a deal on government debt in member countries.
The socialist candidate has promised to raise taxes on big corporations and people earning more than 1m euros a year.Continue reading the main story
SOURCE: TNS SOFRES SOPRA GROUPE Share Vote F. Hollande 52% Projection N. Sarkozy 48%
He also wants to raise the minimum wage, hire 60,000 more teachers and lower the retirement age from 62 to 60 for some workers.
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