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France Reacts Against Austerity

François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy will face off  in a May 6 runoff election after the Socialist challenger won 28.6 percent of the vote in the first round of the French presidential elections yesterday. Sarkozy, who won 27.1 percent of the vote, was hoping a victory would give his campaign momentum, but being tied to the policies of the euro crisis will not help him—especially since Hollande is framing his challenge as a “ reaction against austerity.
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