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French presidential election

Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy are heading for a run-off in the race for France's presidency, according to partial official results after a first round of voting.

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Campaign manager: Hollande 'wants to offer a dream' to the French

Francois Hollande's campaign manager said the candidate "wants to offer a dream" to the French people but was aware of the financial constraints that could face them.

He wants to offer a dream, but he doesn't want to sell illusions to the French people.

Undeniably a first step toward change was taken yesterday.

– Pierre Moscovici told BFM TV

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