The final count gave Mr. Sarkozy 53.06%, compared with 46.94% for socialist Segolene Royal, with turnout at 85%.
Sittingbull at France’s ExtremeCentre blog, posted these two photos titled “A Tolerably Amusing Contrast.”
Sarkozy supporters exult and celebrate on the Place de la Concorde.
At Rue de SolfÃ©rino, the mood of SÃ©golÃ¨ne Royalâ€™s supporters is much more sombre.
Other Royale supporters expressed their disappointment more vigorously. Rioting and car burnings took place in Paris and Lyons.
Hat tip to Frank Dobbs.