Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected the new President of France. CBS had Jeff Greenfield contrast French elections with those here. The contest was one of issues--unemployment, economic security, immigration, youth violence--rather than character. So personal issues such as Segolene Royal's children out of wedlock or Sarkozy's extra-marital affairs mattered little: "Extracurricular sex is almost part of a French politician's resume." Sunday's voter turnout, at 85%, was 30 percentage points higher than in Campaign 2004. Referring to NFL fans, Greenfield joked that "if we tried voting on a Sunday in November the turnout among men might be a bit thin."
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