The EU leaders booted by the financial crisis

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    (CBS/AP) Nicolas Sarkozy, defeated Sunday in France's presidential runoff by Socialist challenger Francois Hollande, joins a series of European leaders booted from office because of public anger over government spending cuts and economic crisis. Almost every crisis-hit European country that has held an election since disaster struck in 2009 has thrown out its leader.

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    Here's a look at countries where political cadavers litter the landscape.