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Paris celebrates presidential election rally

French President and conservative candidate Nicolas Sarkozy for 2012 re-election
French President and conservative candidate Nicolas Sarkozy for 2012 re-election Credit: AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool

French President and conservative candidate for re-election delivered a speech during a campaign rally in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The conservative Sarkozy is hoping to win over the more than 6 million voters who supported far right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France's presidential elections April 22.

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National Front rally in Paris

National Front rally outside the Palais Garnier Opera House Credit: Mark Nelson/ITV News

Supporters of France's far-right National Front party are celebrating their traditional "Joan of Arc Day" rally in Paris. The party leader Marine Le Pen addressed the crowd telling supporters to make up their own minds about who to vote for in the May 6th election run off.

Marine Le Pen to abstain as she tells supporters 'vote as you wish'

by - Europe Editor
France's far-right National Front candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen
France's far-right National Front candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen Credit: PA

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has told supporters to vote as they wish in this weekend's presidential elections saying: "You are free citizens". She chose not to endorse Nicholas Sarkozy, but stopped short of urging her supporters to do the same.

Le Pen refuses to endorse presidential candidate

National Front leader Marine Le Pen Credit: ITV News

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.

Marine Le Pen addressing crowds in Paris Credit: ITV News
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