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Francois Hollande supporters rally in Toulouse

Rally in Toulouse Credit: Mark Nelson/ITV News

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.

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Paris celebrates presidential election rally

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.

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