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French presidential candidates head south for final rallies


French President Nicolas Sarkozy headed south to to the city of Toulon for a final big rally ahead of Sunday’s decisive second round presidential

More than a quarter of voters in the naval town picked far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in round one.

Referring to his rival Francois Hollande, Sarkozy said:

“He may want to be president but he is not really prepared for the responsibility. He may be willing to take the job but he can’t really govern – because governing is too difficult, it’s too risky.”

Socialist candidate Hollande who most pundits predict will win Sunday’s vote went to Toulouse, which recently saw 7 people killed by Al-Qaeda inspired gunman Mohamed Merah

Hollande claimed his rival had stoked fears following the tragedy:

“This is the outgoing candidate who has widened divisions in our country. But there is not two Frances in this presidential campaign. There is one France that is set choose its destiny; and the day after the election, the person chosen to be head of state will bring together all of France.”

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