Latest update: 02/05/2012
François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy are gearing up for their sole face-to-face confrontation in this election campaign - they debate head-to-head for the one and only time tonight before the final vote on Sunday.
By Elena CASAS
Libération looks at some of the strict rules the debate must follow - meaning we're unlikely to see any big surprises.
Les Echos has a look back at some of the two men's previous encounters.