April 22, 2012


Hollande and Sarkozy Advance to Runoff

French Socialist Francois Hollande won the most votes in the first round of the country's presidential election, the BBC reports.

"He got about 28% of votes, according to projections based on partial results, against about 26% for centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. The two men will face each other in a second-round run-off on 6 May."

But the Financial Times notes the "shock of the night" was the 20% received by the National Front's Marine Le Pen, who beat pollsters' predictions.










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