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A UMP party activist glue election campaign posters in support of Nicolas Sarkozy, France's President and UMP party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, on an official board in Paris April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A UMP party activist glue election campaign posters in support of Nicolas Sarkozy, France's President and UMP party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, on an official board in Paris April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A UMP party activist glue election campaign posters in support of Nicolas Sarkozy, France's President and UMP party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, on an official board in Paris April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Francois Bayrou (L), the MoDem party candidate for the 2012 French presidential elections, visits the Bois Rouge electric power station at Saint Andre on the Indian Ocean Island of Reunion April 9, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Capmas

Francois Bayrou (L), the MoDem party candidate for the 2012 French presidential elections, visits the Bois Rouge electric power station at Saint Andre on the Indian Ocean Island of Reunion April 9, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Capmas

Francois Bayrou (L), the MoDem party candidate for the 2012 French presidential elections, visits the Bois Rouge electric power station at Saint Andre on the Indian Ocean Island of Reunion April 9, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Capmas
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Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, arrives to deliver a speech during campaign rally in Tours April 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, arrives to deliver a speech during campaign rally in Tours April 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, arrives to deliver a speech during campaign rally in Tours April 3, 2012. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
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France's President and UMP party candidate for the 2012 French presidential elections Nicolas Sarkozy speaks during a news conference to present his electoral program in Paris, April 5, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

France's President and UMP party candidate for the 2012 French presidential elections Nicolas Sarkozy speaks during a news conference to present his electoral program in Paris, April 5, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

France's President and UMP party candidate for the 2012 French presidential elections Nicolas Sarkozy speaks during a news conference to present his electoral program in Paris, April 5, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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