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  4/22/2012, Nisan 30, 5772

France: Francois Hollande Projected Winner of 1st Round

Sample polls from the first round of the French presidential election, Sunday, indicate that Socialist party leader Francois Hollande was the winner with 29 percent of the vote. Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy came in second with 26 percent and right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen received 18 percent of the vote.

If confirmed, Sarkozy and Hollande will face each other in a runoff in two weeks.