1. Présidentielle

    Sarkozy Makes Final Plea

    France's President  and candidate for re-election in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy, gestures as he delivers a speech during a campaign meeting in Saint Maurice, outside Paris, Thursday, April 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Michel Euler / AP Photo

    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.

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