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    French Candidates Woo Far-Right

    French far right party Front National (FN) candidate Marine Le Pen waves during the election night rally of her party on the evening of the first round of the 2012 French Presidential election on April 22, 2012 in Paris. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen won 18.2 to 20 percent in Sunday's first-round of the French presidential election, official estimates said, the highest ever score for her anti-immigrant party.   AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Both remaining candidates in the French presidential election are now pursuing the voters of Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader who took 20 percent of last Saturday's first-round presidential vote. Le Pen was a spoiler for center-right incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy, but challenger Francois Hollande also believes he can pursuade Le Pen's supporters to join him. Campaigning Tuesday, Sarkozy told Front National voters, "I have heard you," while Hollande urged them to express their "social anger" by voting for his socialist party. Hollande said that the Front National's support comes from left-wingers disillusioned with the mainstream parties' collaboration on European economic policy they oppose.

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