Saturday, May 5, 2012

Economy key for French voters

French voters are due to head to the polls to vote for their new president on Sunday.

Socialist Francois Hollande is the favourite to win, but Nicolas Sarkozy, the incumbent, has staged a comeback in the last week.

Sarkozy's widespread unpopularity in the run-up to the poll has largely been a result of poor economic prospects for French citizens.

With unemployment high, and government budget cuts continuing, how the candidates deal with the economy has been central to determining who voters prefer.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Paris, France.

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