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        5/6/2012, Iyar 14, 5772

      Elections Sunday in France, Greece, Armenia

      Elections are taking place in France and Greece on Sunday. Both elections are seen as key to the future of the European Union. In France, voters will be choosing between incumbent Nicholas Sarkozy, and Socialist challenger Francois Hollande. Polls show Hollande ahead of Sarkozy by between 4 and 10 points. In Greece, voters will be electing a new government, with voters likely to reject policies that the two largest parties have imposed in order to comply with demands by the European Union, cutting budgets and benefits in exchange for a bailout of the Greek economy.

      Elections for parliament are also taking place in Armenia, with officials hoping that the elections reinforce stability in the country.