French elections: from a teacher to a shepherd, underdogs struggle for the voter’s ear

French elections: from a teacher to a shepherd, underdogs struggle for the voter’s ear

One wants to ban Pokeman Go, another lays claim to knowing France the best of all 11 candidates for president after crisscrossing the country on foot for nine months.

France’s Fillon faces queries over cash for bespoke suits

France’s Fillon faces queries over cash for bespoke suits

Sarkozy hikes taxes in pre-election gamble

Sarkozy hikes taxes in pre-election gamble

Presidential candidate returns to car factory job

Presidential candidate returns to car factory job

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French bonds down after Hollande win

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Sarkozy closes gap on rival as French poll nears

Socialist candidate tries to reignite campaign

Socialist candidate tries to reignite campaign

Socialist contender promises ‘change’ at rally

Socialist contender promises ‘change’ at rally

Faltering Sarkozy mulls end of career

Faltering Sarkozy mulls end of career

Socialist campaign video mocked online

Socialist campaign video mocked online

Hollande vows new spending and tax rises

Hollande vows new spending and tax rises

Socialist drafts in Obama advisers

Socialist drafts in Obama advisers

Security fears raised after flourbomb attack

Security fears raised after flourbomb attack

Le Pen attacks all sides over ‘pathetic’ poll

Le Pen attacks all sides over ‘pathetic’ poll

Merkel backs Sarkozy in tough re-election battle

Merkel backs Sarkozy in tough re-election battle

Friendly words before battle begins

Friendly words before battle begins

Sarkozy lines up right-wing election promises

Sarkozy lines up right-wing election promises

Made in France? Political parties off-message

Made in France? Political parties off-message

Expat French get Internet vote for first time

Expat French get Internet vote for first time

Sarkozy to confirm re-election bid on TV

Sarkozy to confirm re-election bid on TV

Le Pen still at risk of not being able to stand

Le Pen still at risk of not being able to stand

Sarkozy launches his re-election bid

Sarkozy launches his re-election bid

Sarkozy says rival “lies from morning to night”

Sarkozy says rival “lies from morning to night”

Sarkozy says rival is ‘Thatcher in London, Mitterrand in Paris’

Sarkozy says rival is ‘Thatcher in London, Mitterrand in Paris’

Sarkozy campaign music recorded in Bulgaria

Sarkozy campaign music recorded in Bulgaria

Le Pen’s halal meat claims attacked

Le Pen’s halal meat claims attacked

Brigitte Bardot offers support to Le Pen

Brigitte Bardot offers support to Le Pen

Sarkozy regrets his Fouquet’s moment

Sarkozy regrets his Fouquet’s moment

Sarkozy and Hollande reveal their playlists

Sarkozy and Hollande reveal their playlists

Le Pen refuses to debate with far-left candidate

Le Pen refuses to debate with far-left candidate

Socialist surprises with plans for 75% tax rate

Socialist surprises with plans for 75% tax rate

Hollande in London: ‘I am not dangerous’

Hollande in London: ‘I am not dangerous’

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Sarkozy egged by Basque separatists

Potential first lady furious after becoming her own mag’s cover girl

Potential first lady furious after becoming her own mag’s cover girl

Sarkozy threatens to quit Schengen zone

Sarkozy threatens to quit Schengen zone

Sarkozy denies Qaddafi funding allegations

Sarkozy denies Qaddafi funding allegations

Le Pen gets backing to stay in race

Le Pen gets backing to stay in race

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Sarkozy ahead in poll for first time

Sarkozy in mosque visit after halal row

Sarkozy in mosque visit after halal row

One in five gays plans to vote for far right party

One in five gays plans to vote for far right party

Sarkozy to journalist: ‘what a dickhead’

Sarkozy to journalist: ‘what a dickhead’

Tens of thousands march for leftist candidate

Tens of thousands march for leftist candidate

Sarkozy denies 2007 illegal campaign funding

Sarkozy denies 2007 illegal campaign funding

Expats would vote Sarkozy back in

Expats would vote Sarkozy back in

Three outsiders gunning for presidential upset

Three outsiders gunning for presidential upset

Twitter could lead to election cancellation

Twitter could lead to election cancellation

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Sarkozy: vote for me or face financial crisis

Hollande vows to ‘dominate finance’

Hollande vows to ‘dominate finance’

Sarkozy lashes out at Financial Times

Sarkozy lashes out at Financial Times

Hollande’s rap video goes viral

Hollande’s rap video goes viral

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Sarkozy rallies troops for final election battle

Chirac ‘will vote for Hollande’ – claim

Chirac ‘will vote for Hollande’ – claim

Sarkozy ‘fatalistic’ as election approaches

Sarkozy ‘fatalistic’ as election approaches

Hollande still favourite as election day nears

Hollande still favourite as election day nears

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Twitter makes mockery of French election laws

Sarkozy in last minute dash to woo voters

Sarkozy in last minute dash to woo voters

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Far-right scores big as Hollande wins first round

Foreign press sees writing on the wall for Sarkozy

Foreign press sees writing on the wall for Sarkozy

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Sarkozy: I’m feeling confident

Hollande rejects debate challenge

Hollande rejects debate challenge

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Tweeters conspire to skirt French election ban

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Don’t demonize National Front: Sarkozy

France steps up demands for EU border controls

France steps up demands for EU border controls

Le Pen taunts Sarkozy for wooing her voters

Le Pen taunts Sarkozy for wooing her voters

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Economist: Hollande is a dangerous man

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Hollande: Germany alone can’t decide on euro pact

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Sarkozy prepares for make-or-break TV debate

French TV station drops Strauss-Khan’s wife

French TV station drops Strauss-Khan’s wife

The unrivalled power of the French president

The unrivalled power of the French president

Sarkozy calls Hollande ‘liar’ in bitter TV debate

Sarkozy calls Hollande ‘liar’ in bitter TV debate

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Hollande and Sarkozy in final scrap for votes

Confident Hollande heads for final straight

Confident Hollande heads for final straight

Sarkozy ejected by jubilant Hollande

Sarkozy ejected by jubilant Hollande

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Foreign press: Hollande win is ‘turning point’

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Hollande and Sarkozy set handover date

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Sarkozy cabinet meets for last time

Hollande to take over French presidency

Hollande to take over French presidency

Rich French head for the exits

Rich French head for the exits

New government hands itself 30% pay cut

New government hands itself 30% pay cut

Hollande steps up eurobonds push

Hollande steps up eurobonds push

Shootings ignite presidential terror debate

Shootings ignite presidential terror debate

Sarkozy: Merkel won’t campaign for me

Sarkozy: Merkel won’t campaign for me