The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has addressed a rally in Paris. She told her voters to make their own choice in the May 6th presidential election runoff. The two leading candidates - Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande - have been competing for the votes of her supporters.
Far Right leader Marine Le Pen has told supporters in France to vote as they wish. She said: "You are free citizens", not endorsing Sarkozy.
An IFOP poll published this evening shows Nicolas Sarkozy is now just 4% behind Francois Hollande: 52-48%.
He has gained two points in 24 hours - and the gap is now within the margin of error.
It seems the late momentum is all with Sarkozy. It seems the public responded well to his 'presidential' debating style versus the more aggressive Hollande.
Supporters of the French presidential candidate Francois Hollande gathered at a rally in Toulouse in southern France today.
The Socialist party leader is ahead of Nicolas Sarkozy in opinion polls by six to 10 points. Both leaders are battling for votes ahead of Sunday's decisive runoff election.
An extraordinary number of young people have been marching for the Far right in Paris, despite French Far right leader Marine Le Pen coming in third place in the first round of voting on April 22.
The current French president Nicolas Sarkozy has delivered a speech in Paris for an election rally, before the deciding vote on May 6.