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French President and UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy leave after casting their votes in the first round of French presidential elections in Paris, France, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
French President and UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy leave after casting their votes in the first round of French presidential elections in Paris, France, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

France's presidential elections

22 April 2012

French voters headed to the polls on Apr. 22 in round one of a presidential ballot, with economic despair on course to make Nicolas Sarkozy the first president to lose a fight for re-election in more than 30 years.