Below are comments about the French presidential election, in which Socialist Francois Hollande defeated incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy of the Union for a Popular Movement:
“I voted Hollande, although my vote wasn’t one of support,” said Eric Boullerot, 22, who works at a Paris elementary school. “But Hollande is less bad than Sarkozy. At least he tried to unite people. He isn’t as divisive as Sarkozy.” Boullerot was part of a wave of thousands of people marching through the streets of Paris to the Bastille monument to celebrate Hollande’s victory.