France, - the day of inauguration of the newpresident, Francois Hollande. To participate in thetransfer of authority ceremony Hollande motorcadearrived at the Elysee Palace around 10 am (12:00GMT). Here he took the oath and joined the office of President.
On the road from the XV district of Paris, where the president-elect, his motorcade stopped several timesat red lights, passing pedestrians. The building official residence of the head of state is not completelyblocked by riot police, there are numerous onlookersgathered, shouting, "Thank you, Nicolas!" The outgoing president, Nicolas Sarkozy.
On the red carpet Hollande crossed the front yardElysee Palace, the steps in front of the building he met Sarkozy,
After shaking hands withdrew the tandem office for the transfer of cases, including - code "nuclear suitcase". It is reported that Sarkozy, then leaves the Elysee Palace, and Hollande will go into the hall for celebrations, where the presence of guests will be officially proclaimed by the President of the French Republic.