French president Nicolas Sarkozy, seeking support from the far right as he fights an uphill battle for a second term, said today that his country has too many immigrants and is failing to integrate them.

With all polls pointing to a victory in Sunday's presidential run-off election for Socialist challenger Francois Hollande, conservative Mr Sarkozy is hoping to win over the more than six million voters who supported far right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round

Ms Le Pen was leading her anti-immigrant National Front's traditional May 1 march in Paris today, and promised to announce how she wants her voters to cast their ballots for the run-off.

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