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Nicolas Sarkozy's turbulent time as French president

6 May 2012 Last updated at 22:35 BST

Nicolas Sarkozy's time in power has come to an end, after French socialist Francois Hollande won a clear victory in the country's presidential election.

The BBC's Katya Adler takes a look back at Mr Sarkozy's five years at the Elysee Palace.