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Tuesday, 24 April 2012 - 9:19
Sarkozy seeks key far-right votes
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is wooing far-right voters after losing narrowly to his Socialist rival in the presidential election's first round.

Francois Hollande came top with 28.6% and Sarkozy got 27.1% - the first time a sitting president has lost in the first round.

Third-place Marine Le Pen took the largest share of the vote her far-right National Front has ever won, with 18%.

In a speech to supporters Sarkozy also blamed "a media unleashed" for his first round result.

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