Talk:President-elect Sarkozy promises change for France

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Wow impressive article...--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 20:24, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Nice article but not sure about the title - doesnt really make sense to me. Would "Elected President Sarkozy promises change for France" be any better?? --MarkTalk 21:56, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the compliments. I think "president-elect" is the perfect term. See these hits on a Google News search. --SVTCobra 22:00, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Hmm i can see you point but also do a search for Elected president on google news and see how many you get. --MarkTalk 22:06, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Also the definition of a President-elect is "someone who has been elected president" and this makes far more sense to me as an englishmen (President elect does not really make sense in English).--MarkTalk 22:09, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Yes, but it changes it from an adjective to a verb. Most of your hits are "Sarkozy is elected president". --SVTCobra 22:11, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
The BBC even uses "president-elect" Victorious Sarkozy pledges unity. (first sentence) --SVTCobra 22:14, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Hmm alright ill give you that then. Nice article. --MarkTalk 22:18, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, and thanks for removing the table of contents. I didn't know how. --SVTCobra 22:23, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Well you know now, __NOTOC__ is the magic word.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 19:29, 8 May 2007 (UTC)


This is the right term to use in English at the moment. It positions him as the person elected to the position but not yet sworn in and holding it. --Brian McNeil / talk 22:35, 7 May 2007 (UTC)