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Francois Hollande (L), Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, attends a campaign rally in Vaulx-en-Velin, April 6, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

Francois Hollande (L), Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, attends a campaign rally in Vaulx-en-Velin, April 6, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

Francois Hollande (L), Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, attends a campaign rally in Vaulx-en-Velin, April 6, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Pratta
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A combined photo shows (clockwise from top L) election campaign posters for candidates in the French presidential election: Eva Joly, Europe Ecologie-Les Verts Green Party, Marine Le Pen, France's National Front head, Nicolas Sarkozy, France's President and UMP candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of France's Parti de Gauche political party, Philippe Poutou, Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA), Francois Hollande, Socialist Party, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, Debout La Republique group, Francois Bayrou, the MoDem party, Jacques Cheminade, French politician candidate and Nathalie Arthaud, France's extreme-left Lutte Ouvriere political party (LO) in Paris, April 9, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A combined photo shows (clockwise from top L) election campaign posters for candidates in the French presidential election: Eva Joly, Europe Ecologie-Les Verts Green Party, Marine Le Pen, France's National Front head, Nicolas Sarkozy, France's...more

A combined photo shows (clockwise from top L) election campaign posters for candidates in the French presidential election: Eva Joly, Europe Ecologie-Les Verts Green Party, Marine Le Pen, France's National Front head, Nicolas Sarkozy, France's President and UMP candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of France's Parti de Gauche political party, Philippe Poutou, Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA), Francois Hollande, Socialist Party, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, Debout La Republique group, Francois Bayrou, the MoDem party, Jacques Cheminade, French politician candidate and Nathalie Arthaud, France's extreme-left Lutte Ouvriere political party (LO) in Paris, April 9, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A woman walks past the official campaign posters for candidates in the French presidential election (LtoR): Francois Hollande, Socialist Party, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, Debout La Republique group and Francois Bayrou, the MoDem party in Paris, April 9, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A woman walks past the official campaign posters for candidates in the French presidential election (LtoR): Francois Hollande, Socialist Party, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, Debout La Republique group and Francois Bayrou, the MoDem party in Paris, April 9,...more

A woman walks past the official campaign posters for candidates in the French presidential election (LtoR): Francois Hollande, Socialist Party, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, Debout La Republique group and Francois Bayrou, the MoDem party in Paris, April 9, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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