Allister Heath

Sarko, le Président

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It’s official: Sarkozy has won, probably by around 53.5%-46.5%. In the earliest ever concession speech in a French election, it took only until 8:03 French time for Sego to concede defeat. It sounded almost like a victory speech – although Sego’s fake smile and especially the look in her eyes gave the game away. But a very combative performance nevertheless, where, a little like Arnie, she pledged to be back.