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Présidentielle Sarkozy Makes Final Plea Michel Euler / AP Photo

Sarkozy Makes Final Plea

The first round of voting in France’s presidential election happens Sunday, and the unpopular President Nicolas Sarkozy spent his last day on the campaign trail lashing out at his country’s election rules, which requires that all candidates get equal air time on television. He also issued an apology for flaunting his upper-class lifestyle shortly after he won the 2007 election, which started his downhill slide with the French public. The second-round vote is set for May 6, but polls show Socialist Party candidate François Hollande with as much as a 10-point lead.

April 20, 2012 9:25 PM