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Sarkozy, Hollande Progress as Poll Shows Le Pen Wins 20% of Vote

France’s sickly growth, along with its stubbornly high unemployment, are major factors hampering Sarkozy’s battle to win a second term, despite an energetic campaign against the blander but more popular Hollande.

Melenchon, whose clench-fisted call for an anti-capitalist revolution made him the most colourful figure on the campaign trail, called on left-wing voters to fight back and make sure Sarkozy is ousted next month. Continue reading

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