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Elysee Palace remained without a president

May 16 2007

Today, in France the ceremony of inauguration of new president - Nicolas Sarkozy. Exactly at midnight the authority of Jacques Chirac has expired, but the new head of state to take office until mid-day.

Solemn ceremony will be held at the Elysee Palace. The outgoing president will meet the successor on the steps of the residence, and then half an hour they retired to the president's office, where Chirac will give the case and "nuclear suitcase" to his successor.

After that, the Hall of celebrations will begin the ceremony. Chairman of the Constitutional Council will announce the official results of the election on May 6 and Nicolas Sarkozy will announce the 23 th president of the Fifth Republic.

The new president will take the symbol of power - a chain of Grand Master of the Order of the Legion of Honor and will deliver a speech - this time as president of France. On this broadcast "News".

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