French elections 2012 (74 images)

France's incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy and his chief challenger for the presidency, Francois Hollande, face off in this year's election cycle.
Updated: May 7, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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Attendees show support for French Socialist Party presidential hopeful Francois Hollande during a rally at the Chateau de Vincennes near Paris on April 15, 2012. Initial estimates claim over 100,000 supporters attended the rally. The latest polls show Hollande regaining momentum before the first round of voting on April 22 and winning a May 6 runoff against current French President Nicolas Sarkozy. UPI/David Silpa
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