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The Madeleine Brand Show for May 7, 2012




French President Francois Hollande waves from the balcony of the Socialist Party headquarters on May 7, 2012 in Paris, France. Socialist Francois Hollande defeated incumbent president and UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy, with just under 52% of the vote in the second and final round of the French Presidential elections and is the country's first Socialist president for 17 years.
French President Francois Hollande waves from the balcony of the Socialist Party headquarters on May 7, 2012 in Paris, France. Socialist Francois Hollande defeated incumbent president and UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy, with just under 52% of the vote in the second and final round of the French Presidential elections and is the country's first Socialist president for 17 years.
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Nicolas Sarkozy is the first French president in three decades not to win re-election. We'll check in with the NY Times' Paris bureau chief Steven Erlanger for more on Francois Hollande's victory. Then, Hollywood hits it big with the debut of "The Avengers." And renowned Israeli writer Etgar Keret joins the show. His latest book is filled with dazzling and fantastical short stories. And, forget your healthy breakfast this morning - it's donut time! Food critic Eddie Lin is on with a breakdown of LA's fancy donut scene.