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François Hollande’s presidential win brings French marriage equality closer

PARIS, France -- In an election dominated by economic concerns similar to the UK’s local elections last weekend, François Hollande achieved 51.6% of the run-off vote to incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy’s 48.4%.

Hollande’s presidential election manifesto pledged: “I will open the right to marriage and adoption to homosexual couples.”

The Socialist President-elect will take office on May 15 and has previously pledged action on marriage equality in early 2013.

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