May 5 - French presidential candidate Francois Hollande goes to market the day before big vote. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT- NO REPORTER NARRATION Even as polls suggest a narrowing lead over presidential rival Nicolas Sarkozy, a relaxed Francois Hollande greets supporters at a local market in Tulle, where he began his political career. Sunday is the final round of voting which could see Hollande as the new French president. He would be the first Socialist candidate to become head of state since Francois Mitterrand in 1981. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FRANCOIS HOLLANDE "It's very important for me to have links with people. I have to say that I love people. I suppose now that people love me." Final opinion polls put his advantage at as little as four percentage points.