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Centrist leader Borloo pulls out of presidential race

Centrist politician Jean-Louis Borloo takes everyone by surprise by announcing he will not run for president after all. Meanwhile, the Socialist Party primaries are getting closer - the first round is taking place this Sunday, and François Hollande is still leading in the opinion polls.

Marc Perelman interviews Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer at Le Figaro Magazine, and Mark Deen, Journalist at Bloomberg News.

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