Rightist urges election boycott

From Times Wire Reports

French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen urged supporters to abstain from Sunday’s presidential runoff rather than vote for front-runner Nicolas Sarkozy or Socialist Segolene Royal.

“I invite the voters who showed their confidence in me to give their vote neither to Madame Royal nor to Mr. Sarkozy,” Le Pen told thousands of supporters at a rally in Paris to commemorate Joan of Arc.