Now if the world can just decide on his nickname.
“Socialist candidate Francois Hollande — tellingly nicknamed Flanby (pudding) by the right and Mr. Normal by himself — is officially France’s new president.” – NY Mag
“France is preparing to roll out the red carpet at the Elysee Palace for the unassuming left-winger nicknamed Monsieur Marshmallow.” – The Daily Mail
“He was known as Mr. Conciliator or Mr. Compromise… Those who liked him called him the ‘man of synthesis.'” – CBC
“A name that stuck for a long time is ‘Mr. Royal,’ a reference to [Ségolène] Royal, Mr. Holland’s former partner.” – NY Times
“‘Mister Little Jokes,’ as Nicolas Sarkozy sneeringly calls him, is at it again.” – The BBC
“When… Hollande still zipped around Paris on his sensible, three-wheeler scooter, one MP in his party warned he looked “more like a pizza delivery man” than the next president.” – The Guardian
“French voters must choose between ‘Mr Marshmallow‘ Hollande, and ‘President Bling Bling‘ Sarkozy.” – The Daily Mail
The results are in, and marshmallow beats bling. Francois Hollande is now Le Grand Fromage.
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