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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.
Nicolas Sarkozy has held his final campaign rally ahead of France's presidential elections.
The country goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of voting.
The president received strong support from the crowd in Nice, as he battles to stay in his job.
Francois Hollande is to be inaugurated as the new President of France following his second round election victory over Nicolas Sarkozy today.
Hollande will become France's first Socialist president in nearly two decades.
Asian stock markets were pummelled Monday by weekend election results in Greece and France that heightened uncertainty about Europe's ability to solve its debt crisis.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index plunged 2.6% to 9,134.26
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.