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French elections 2002 Wednesday, 21 May, 2008, 15:10 GMT 16:10 UK
President Jacques Chirac Chirac names new government
With few changes, the French prime minister forms a new cabinet, hours after being reappointed by President Chirac.
Election posters Analysis: French right triumphs
President Chirac and his centre-right allies now have a free rein to implement their programme unimpeded, writes Hugh Schofield.
Jean-Marie Le Pen Le Pen vote shocks Europe
Electoral success for France's far right triggers alarm among Europe's mainstream politicians.
Lionel Jospin (left) and Jacques Chirac France chastened by election crisis
French people and commentators say there can be no return to business as usual, as the dust settles after the presidential election.
Profile: Jacques Chirac
Jacques Chirac's tenure in public office in France has been legendary despite questions over his political acumen.
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French people who would never have dreamed of voting Chirac prepare to do the unthinkableHeavy hearts
Chirac proves a bitter pill for many French

After Jospin
Socialists try to pick up the pieces
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