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French polls: Sarkozy calls for tougher immigration laws
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French polls: Sarkozy calls for tougher immigration laws

The French President called for tougher borders and a stronger national identity and accused the left of petty slander as he struggled to catch up with his Socialist rival.

Sarkozy dares Strauss-Kahn to take complaint to court
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Sarkozy dares Strauss-Kahn to take complaint to court

Strauss-Kahn told London's Guardian newspaper he was convinced his political downfall was choreographed by his political enemies.

Strauss-Kahn blames Sarkozy for foiling French prez bid
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Strauss-Kahn blames Sarkozy for foiling French prez bid

The Guardian said on its website on Friday that Dominique Strauss-Kahn believes his French presidential bid was scuppered last year by "political enemies" linked to President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Hollande: Immigration in France must be curbed
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Hollande: Immigration in France must be curbed

Presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande, said on Friday that limiting the number of foreigners entering the country to work was justified during an economic crisis.

Far right Le Pen: the face of French opposition?
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Far right Le Pen: the face of French opposition?

Nicolas Sarkozy is parroting French far right leader Marine Le Pen and embracing her anti-immigrant electorate in a desperate bid for a second term as president. Yet Le Pen seems determined to see Sarkozy fail.

French far right might strike a deal with Sarkozy
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French far right might strike a deal with Sarkozy

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who stunned France by seizing almost a fifth of presidential first round votes, said she was waiting for answers from President Nicolas Sarkozy before telling her supporters how to vote in a runoff.

Sarkozy rules out deal with Le Pen in France's presidential polls
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Sarkozy rules out deal with Le Pen in France's presidential polls

French President Nicolas Sarkozy ruled out any alliance with the far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen, backed by one in five voters in the first round of the presidential election.

Hollande: Will intervene to prevent layoffs
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Hollande: Will intervene to prevent layoffs

Presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande has promised to intervene with companies to avoid mass layoffs.

Sarkozy's finance chief: More cutbacks needed
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Sarkozy's finance chief: More cutbacks needed

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's finance minister says Europe's debt crisis isn't over and that countries across the continent have to do more to cut costs.

Hollande hears 'anxiety' in French electorate
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Hollande hears 'anxiety' in French electorate

Socialist nominee Francois Hollande says he understands the "anxiety" of those French who cast ballots by the millions for a far-right candidate in the presidential election's first round.

Sarkozy courts French far right after Hollande win
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Sarkozy courts French far right after Hollande win

French President Nicolas Sarkozy appealed directly to far right voters on Monday with pledges to get tough on immigration and security, after a record showing in a first round election by the National Front made them potential kingmakers.

Marine Le Pen: The woman who could gatecrash Hollande's party
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Marine Le Pen: The woman who could gatecrash Hollande's party

Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative Nicolas Sarkozy go head-to-head in France's presidential runoff, but a third figure looms large in the campaign: the leader of the nation's far-right National Front.

Why France is sick of 'Mr Chameleon' Sarkozy
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Why France is sick of 'Mr Chameleon' Sarkozy

Losing ground to both the left and the far right, Sarkozy squeaks through to the runoff election, but faces near-certain defeat. What this means for France for Europe.

Hollande leads 'President Bling Bling' in France's prez race
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Hollande leads 'President Bling Bling' in France's prez race

Francois Hollande, who topped the first round of a presidential election on Sunday, promises to spare France harsh, Greek-style austerity and to refocus Europe on economic growth if he becomes France's president.

Sarkozy challenges Hollande to public debates
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Sarkozy challenges Hollande to public debates

"I propose that three debates be organised. The French have the right to truth and clarity," Sarkozy said on Sunday, challenging Hollande.

Does a high turnout spell trouble for Sarkozy?
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Does a high turnout spell trouble for Sarkozy?

As many as 44.3 million registered French voters will choose from among 10 candidates, including Sarkozy's main rival Socialist Francois Hollande.

French presidential election sees strong vote turn-out
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French presidential election sees strong vote turn-out

Voters were turning out Sunday in solid numbers for the first round of France's presidential election, with conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy's political career on the line amid frustration over his personal style.

As France votes today, economy could doom Sarkozy
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As France votes today, economy could doom Sarkozy

Many French have expressed a distaste for a president who has come to be seen as flashy, occasional rude outbursts in public and his chumminess with rich executives.

Sarkozy's popularity plunges further in opinion polls
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Sarkozy's popularity plunges further in opinion polls

The French President's re-election hopes suffered a double setback with a string of public defections coupled with a fall in opinion polls.

Sarkozy: Street fighter or the head of a state?
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Sarkozy: Street fighter or the head of a state?

In five years, Nicolas Sarkozy has gone from a man who won over a nation with raw and punchy speeches that promised to put money in workers' pockets to the most unpopular president to seek re-election in France.