French President Nicolas Sarkozy says a rule that election results can't be published before voting stations close is hypocritical and a throwback to the 20th century.
Sarkozy is running against nine other candidates in the first round of presidential elections Sunday.
A 1977 law says no results can be published before the last polling stations in mainland France close, to avoid swaying the outcome. The prosecutor's office sent a reminder to journalists Thursday that the fine for violations is up to (EURO)75,000 ($98,145).
Many expect results to be leaked early via Twitter or other online methods this year.
Sarkozy said on Europe-1 radio Thursday that the "world has become a village," and the law "is a form of hypocrisy...I consider myself resolutely in the 21st century."
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