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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Local election committee members count ballots cast in the French presidential election in Ivry-la-Bataille, France on May 6, 2012. According to pre-election polls, Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande is favored to defeat incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy. UPI/David Silpa
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