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French await televised presidential debate

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy will go up against Francois Hollande in a televised debate on May 2nd.

Observers of French politics see the debate as Hollande’s big chance to shiine.

The incumbent president has proposed to have three debates, rather than the traditional one. That proposal has already been rejected by Hollande.

Former lawyer Sarkozy is seen as a more accomplished television performer than his mild-mannered Socialist rival.