French election - what you need to know

By Paul Harper

France's presidential election campaign is in its final stages, with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy battling to secure a second term in office.

His rival, Socialist Francois Hollande, has a slim lead in opinion polls. Whoever claims the presidency faces of a raft of challenges in the French nation.

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