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Posters of France's Socialist Party candidate François Hollande, and current French President Nicolas Sarkozy, are posted in front of a school in Marseille. The second round of the presidential elections will take place on May 6. (Claude Paris/Associated Press)
Posters of France's Socialist Party candidate François Hollande, and current French President Nicolas Sarkozy, are posted in front of a school in Marseille. The second round of the presidential elections will take place on May 6. (Claude Paris/Associated Press)

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is fighting desperately to hold on to his office, with polls showing him several points behind Socialist Party Leader François Hollande. France's voters head to the polls for the final round of presidential voting this weekend.

Mr. Sarkozy and Mr. Hollande took part in televised debate earlier today. Globe and Mail European bureau chief Doug Saunders provided live coverage and analysis of the debate. Mobile readers can read the recap here.

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