Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has been hauled in for questioning, and France is suddenly in uncharted territory.
French presidential candidates Hollande and Sarkozy clash in television debate.
Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande go head-to-head in the only televised debate before Sunday's vote.
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.
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.
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.
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.