In the wake of an electoral victory over the center-right Nicolas Sarkozy, new French president-elect Francois Hollande received a phone call from President Obama. Francois Hollande won election as a French Socialist.
The White House says Obama told Francois Hollande that he looks forward to working with him on a range of shared economic and security challenges.
Obama invited Hollande to visit the White House before this month’s G-8 summit at Camp David, Md. Hollande is also expected to attend the NATO summit in Chicago later this month.