• http://www.commondreams.org, Common Dreams staff
French President Sarkozy is showing his "desperation" ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election with polls showing Socialist candidate François Hollande continuing his lead over the current president. The Guardian writes that Sarkozy is "the least popular French president to run for re-election." Hollande told a rally it was "the left's turn to govern the country." * * * The Guardian: French election frontrunners trade jibes on economy France's presidential candidates have needled each other over the euro and the dire state of the French economy before Sunday's first-round vote, as the Socialist challenger François Hollande kept his lead over President Nicolas Sarkozy in most polls. [...] [Sarkozy] is the least popular French president to run for re-election.
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