Tension mounts before Hollande-Sarkozy debate

Nicolas Sarkozy and rival presidential election candidate François Hollande face off Wednesday evening in the one, high-stakes debate of the campaign.

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After months of remote confrontation, President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist candidate François Hollande are set to face off Wednesday evening in the only debate of the presidential election campaign, with the incumbent looking to dent his rival's lead in opinion polls just days before Sunday's vote, reports The Wall Street Journal.