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Sarkozy vs Hollande: an austerity battle

Nicolas Sarkozy is gambling his re-election on saving France from economic chaos. Will it work, and would his challenger François Hollande be any better at cutting the debt and deficit?

Marc Perelman interviews Philip Turle (RFI) and Jean-Marc Gonin (Le Figaro Magazine).

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