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  5/6/2012, Iyar 14, 5772

Yechimovich Congratulates Hollande

Chairwoman Shelly Yechimovich of the Labor party sent French Socialist party leader Francois Holland a personal greeting, Sunday evening, on his apparent victory in the French presidential elections.

Yechimovich wrote that she and her party were happy at the first election of a Socialist president since Francois Mitterand. She continued, "Our party is well aware of your economic and social path and identifies with it. We greatly appreciate your vision for a social democratic basis in your country for granting equality in opportunities to the citizens of France, drawing inspiration and encouragement from your victory and setting a similar goal for us and the citizens of Israel."