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France’s Royal woos centrists in TV debate

French Socialist presidential contender Segolene Royal courted voters of defeated centrist Francois Bayrou in a televised debate on Saturday, as a poll showed her picking up support ahead of a decisive May 6 vote. Royal, who came second in the first round of the election on April 22, faces rightwing frontrunner Nicolas Sarkozy in the run-off. The two rivals are eyeing the 7 million French who voted for third-placed Bayrou. Full Story

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