Supporters of France's newly-elected President Nicolas Sarkozy celebrate in Paris [REUTERS]

Nicolas Sarkozy won the presidential election in France on a domestic platform, but what about his ideas for foreign policy?

He appears to be on track for warmer relations with the United States and a stauncher support of Israel.

He also has ideas about how to improve France's often difficult relationship with Africa.

Just how much of a departure will he make from Jacques Chirac's legacy? And how much can a foreign policy newcomer like Sarkozy really hope to achieve.

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