The results of new opinion polls revealed today show that Hollande may not have such an easy ride in becoming president of France. Sarkozy is set to take the lead in the first round 28.5% to Hollande’s 27%, leading to a run off in the second round. This comes on the back of Sarkozy’s largest rally last week, where he pledged to halve the number of immigrants and re-negotiate France participation in the Schengen accord. This seems to have struck a chord with the French electorate.
France is still tipped to have a socialist president with Hollande winning in the run off. Hollande is currently pledging increased spending and raising the top rate of tax to 45%. Sarkozy has followed Hollande stance with promising to target tax exiles who leave France to specifically to avoid their tax regime.
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