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Sarkozy trails behind Hollande

With just days until the first round of the French Presidential election, President Sarkozy is trailing behind the Socialist Party's, Francois Hollande in the latest polls.

But the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and the left-winger Jean Luc Melenchon are also showing strong support.

One of the key issues in this campaign is the economic austerity programme.

Gavin Hewitt reports from Paris.

  • 19 Apr 2012
  • From the section Europe
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