Uncertainty in Holland and France has rocked the DOW Jones and the FTSERead the full story ›
The broadcaster France 24 have posted an analysis on their website of how the French press has reacted to the election results.
I am not going to seek out voters from the extreme right, I won't try to seduce them. The far right has strong support at the moment and that's the fault of Nicolas Sarkozy.
But some voters voted for the far right because they're angry (at Sarkozy). They are the voters who I want to hear from.
Francois Hollande's campaign manager said the candidate "wants to offer a dream" to the French people but was aware of the financial constraints that could face them.
He wants to offer a dream, but he doesn't want to sell illusions to the French people.
Undeniably a first step toward change was taken yesterday.
A spokesman for the German Government has said that Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to support Nicolas Sarkozy in French elections - but that she has no plans to campaign for him in France.
Francois Hollande took a step closer to becoming the next French president as Marine Le Pen enjoys unprecedented success for her party.Read the full story ›