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France prepares to vote for a president

France is set to vote in a presidential election amid widespread disaffection caused by the eurozone crisis and high unemployment.

Centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy is seeking re-election, but he is facing a tough challenge from Socialist Francois Hollande.

There are 10 candidates in all, and if none wins more than 50% of the votes, there will be a run-off round on 6 May.

Katya Adler reports from Paris.

  • 22 Apr 2012
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