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France takes a day to consider its choice

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It’s all over bar the voting. Under French law no electoral campaigning is allowed on the eve of the poll.

So France’s forty million voters have a day of reflection to consider which one of the two candidates they think will make the best leader of the country, the best next president.

Nicolas Sarkozy knows he faces a struggle with socialist rival Francois Hollande leading in the polls.

But Sarkozy said on Thursday, the final day of campaigning, that he thinks it will be a close-run contest, and that no French election has ever been so undecided.

If the polls do turn out to be correct, then Sarkozy could turn out to be the first French president not to win a second term since Valery Giscard d’Estaing back in 1981.