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Le Pen 'Will Not Back' Hollande Or Sarkozy In Runoff


French far-right politician Marine Le Pen

French far-right politician Marine Le Pen

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she will not endorse either candidate in France's May 6 presidential runoff.

Speaking on May 1 at a rally in Paris, Le Pen, who finished third in the country's first-round elections on April 22, told her supporters she would back neither incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy nor the Socialist front-runner, Francois Hollande.

She urged the crowd to "vote according to your conscience," but added that for her part, she was planning to cast a blank ballot.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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