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Nicolas Sarkozy unveils economic plans

Nicolas Sarkozy has unveiled his economic manifesto for re-election as president of France, less than three weeks before the first round of voting.

He promised spending cuts and a new law committing France to balanced budgets.

Opinion polls suggest he has edged ahead of his main rival, Francois Hollande, but the Socialist still seems likely to win the second round. Gavin Hewitt reports.

  • 05 Apr 2012
  • From the section Europe