The first round of voting looks set to conclude with a second-round run off between incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist challenger Francois Hollande likely being required. Exit polls place the two candidates at 25.5 per cent and 28.4 per cent respectively. Official results have yet to be announced.
National Front challenger Marine Le Pen has surprised many with her strong showing.
Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat in French presidential elections, opening the way for Francois Hollande to be the new leader. Early exit polls showed the socialist candidate to have gained at least 4% more of the vote than the c... Read Post
PARIS - France voted in a presidential run-off election on Sunday that could see Socialist challenger Francois Hollande defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy by capitalizing on public anger over the government's austerity policies. Read Post