Thomas, The United States: "When you ask me what consequences the result has for Europe, I can only reply "Why would the French people care?""
Charles, France: "Sarkozy is a leader who will change the way we talk about issues. He changed the globalisation debate; it is not where France stands on globalisation, it is how to manage it."
Joan-Marc, Spain: "France already lags behind in environmental issues. With Sarkozy things will only get worse."