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French President Nicolas Sarkozy (center) and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, leave the voting booth in Paris on April 22, 2012. The incumbent ended the day trailing Francois Hollande of the Socialist Party, who won 27.6 percent of the vote to Mr. Sarkozy's 26.6 percent. (Associated Press)

French President Nicolas Sarkozy (center) and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, leave the voting booth in Paris on April 22, 2012. The incumbent ended the day trailing Francois Hollande of the Socialist Party, who won 27.6 percent of the vote to Mr. Sarkozy's 26.6 percent. (Associated Press)

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