Photo Gallery: Merkel's Support of Sarkozy 03/05/2012
 Francois Hollande, the Socialist candidate for the French presidency, has...
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Francois Hollande, the Socialist candidate for the French presidency, has angered German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leading European conservatives by saying that he would seek to renegotiate the fiscal pact, a significant element of Merkel's efforts to save the European common currency. Hollande is ahead in the polls in France.