Francois Hollande rally in southern France

Crowds of supporters for the French presidential candidate Francois Hollande have gathered at a rally in the southern town of Toulouse.

Crowds gathering in a square in Toulouse Credit: Mark Nelson/ITV News

Advertisement

French rivals clash on TV

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Francois Hollande clashed repeatedly in their only television debate but the conservative incumbent failed to land a knockout blow to shake his challenger's lead for Sunday's runoff.