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    French Socialists gear up to oust Sarkozy

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    French Socialists are choosing a candidate to challenge President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year's election.

    The opposition's aiming to win the post for the first time in 24 years on the backs of either Francoise Hollande or Martine Aubry.

    The socialist race was thrown wide open when one-time favourite Dominique Strauss-Kahn found himself embroiled in a sex scandal.

    Al Jazeeras Tim Friend reports from Paris.