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>> First blood to a firebrand socialist in the hunt to be France's left-wing presidential hope. Thursday night's debate raising the prospect of a tight race for the nomination. A flash survey giving former Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg a marginal win. Montebourg, who wants to levy a super tax on banks to raise 5 billion euros, appearing at ease over the dour but courteous two and a half hour debate
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Defending Francois Hollande's five years, saying he was proud of what had been achieved. The winner of the primary has at this stage little prospect of topping the April-May presidential vote. Leading candidates conservative, François Fillon, far-right National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, and independent former Economy Minister, Emmanuel Macron, all well ahead.
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Two more televised debates will follow before the first round of primaries scheduled for January 22nd.>>