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Latest update : 2012-02-24

French Election: Sarkozy in attack mode

Will Nicolas Sarkozy accomplish what many believe is now "mission impossible", as he lags behind his Socialist rival François Hollande in the polls? Meanwhile, this week, France's constitutional court issued a highly awaited ruling on the rules whereby one can be a presidential candidate - much to the dismay of the far-right National Front.

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  • Philip TURLE, Journalist, RFI
  • Jean-Marc GONIN, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine.

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