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Le Pen dodges chance to endorse Sarkozy

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Le Pen dodges chance to endorse Sarkozy


French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has told supporters that she won’t endorse either Nicolas Sarkozy or Francois Hollande in Sunday’s second round presidential election.

Le Pen told the thousands gathered at a rally in central Paris to make their own choice.

Her endorsement had been viewed a possible game-changer after her National Front party won 18 percent of the vote in the election first round.

With 5 days to go, socialist Hollande still has a six point opinion poll lead over the incumbent President.

Le Pen rounded on both candidates in her speech on Tuesday:

“Who out of Nicolas Sarkozy or Francois Hollande will be most subservient when carrying out austerity politics? Who will obey to the letter the orders of the troika: the IMF, ECB, European Commission?

“On the 6th May, it will not a president who will be elected but a simple worker of the European Central Bank,” cried Le Pen to cheers from the crowd.

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