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France set for presidential run-off

  • France is set to vote in its run-off presidential elections.

    The polls could mark the first time a socialist wins since 1988.

    Socialist candidate Francois Hollande won 28.6 percent of the vote in the first round while incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy grabbed 26.2 percent of the vote.

    Hollande could be the country’s first leftwing president since Francois Mitterrand, who was in office between 1981 to 1995.

    If Hollande is elected, Sarkozy could be the first incumbent to lose a re-election bid since Valery Giscard d’Estaing in 1981.