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Monday, 16 April 2012 - 10:28
French poll rivals rally troops
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The front-runners in France's presidential election have held rival mass rallies in the capital, Paris, a week before the first round of voting.

Addressing supporters in the place where King Louis XVI was beheaded, President Nicolas Sarkozy promised economic growth if re-elected.

Socialist favourite Francois Hollande told a crowd at the Castle of Vincennes that it was time for change.

Organisers at both rallies claimed turnouts of about 100,000.

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