Second round of French presidential election held in Madrid
Scrutiny and counting of votes at the French embassy and French institute in Madrid, Spain.
After opening the box and sorting of ballots begins the reconciliation and counting the number of ballots. Under the supervision of the president of the electoral poll, envelopes containing others envelopes with the ballot of each voter start by four people who check the ballots, count the number of voters, the number of valid ballots, the number of votes given to each candidate.
Francois Hollande wins the French presidency on Sunday.
He took about 51,70 percent of the vote (against 48,30 for Nicolas Sarkosy) to become France’s first Socialist president in 17 years.