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Sarkozy Gains After Shootings as Candidates Resume Campaigning

French President Nicolas Sarkozy pulled ahead of Socialist Francois Hollande in a poll tracking intentions for the first round of next month’s elections following a spree of terrorist murders that underscored his role as a crisis fighter.

The campaign resumed today after it was suspended in the wake of a March 19 shooting that killed four people, including three children, at a Jewish school in Toulouse. The self-proclaimed assassin, who also shot dead three people last week, has been holed up in his apartment since 3 a.m. yesterday.