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Presidential Election: Can Sarkozy woo the far-right?

Nicolas Sarkozy versus François Hollande. The stage is set for round two of the French presidential election. But it has been upset by the record performance of the far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, who outperformed her father's shock result back in 2002.

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  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior writer, Le Figaro Magazine;
  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI.

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