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French President Sarkozy Is Out: Five Cartoons

Over the weekend, cartoon-friendly French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost his re-election bid to Socialist candidate Francois Hollande. By rejecting Sarkozy, the French also rejected austerity measures that have been enacted across Eurpope to combat the debt crisis. Now they turn to their first Socialist president in 17 years to fix their financial house and get people working again.

Here’s my cartoon about Sarkozy’s exit, and four others from some of our best world cartoonists, who tend to care more about these things than our American counterparts…

Daryl Cagle / msnbc.com (click to view more cartoons by Cagle)

Patrick Chappattee / Switzerland, PoliticalCartoons.com (click to view more cartoons by Chappatte)

Martin Sutovec / Slovakia, PoliticalCartoons.com (click to view more cartoons by Sutovec)

Petar Pismestrovic / Austria, PoliticalCartoons.com (click to view more cartoons by Pismestrovic)

Joep Bertrams / The Netherlands, PoliticalCartoons.com (click to view more cartoons by Bertrams)