Woman leads in French presidential polls

Centre-left politician Segolene Royal came out top in a new poll on France's 2007 presidential elections, as French voters explore the idea of electing their first ever woman president.

According to a survey unveiled in Le Figaro daily on Thursday (21 April), Ms Royal would win 34 percent of the votes, closely followed by the current interior minister and president of the ruling UMP party, Nicolas Sarkozy, with 30 percent.

Between the two frontrunners - as if in the second round ...

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