Hollande counts on small-town appeal

Socialist challenger to Sarkozy returns to his provincial political roots on eve of France's presidential runoff.

    Francois Hollande will be spending the night before the French presidential runoff vote in the Correze region, where he built his political career, and not in Paris. 

    It's there that he gained a reputation as being unpretentious, solid and pragmatic, and it's there that he'll learn whether he managed to beat the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy, in Sunday's poll.

    Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from town of Tulle, where Hollande has risen as a man of the people.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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