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Hollande and Sarkozy set for second round on May 6

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.
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