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Latest update : 2011-01-07

Gbagbo’s support network in France

FRENCH PAPERS, Fri., 7/1/2011: Libération investigates the varied networks of support for Laurent Gbagbo in France; Le Figaro leads on Sarkozy’s latest declarations on France’s 35-hour working week; a never-heard before recording of Serge Gainsbourg and the effect women’s tears have on men!

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We start today with Libération which looks at “7 different networks of support for Gbagbo in France. That includes supporters in the Socialist Party, varied lobbyists and supporters in the world of business.
 
Gbagbo built strong links with the Socialist Party in the 1980’s. During this time Roland Dumas acted as France’s Foreign Affairs Minister under François Mitterand. He has recently traveled to Abidjan and is defending Gbagbo’s position.
 
Vincent Boloray is a prominent French businessman, owner of television channel Direct 8. He has business interests in the Port of Abidjan and also supports Laurent Gbagbo.
 
The newspaper points out the “paradox of Gbagbo”, a man who built his image on opposing colonialism and France’s paternalistic relations with former colonies. Yet, now he is relying on these old connections to hold onto power.
 
Other stories in today’s French papers:
 
Le Figaro: Sarkozy declares that the 35-hour working week “no longer exists”
 
Le Figaro: Weaknesses exposed in French airport security
 
Le Parisien: A previously unheard of recording of deceased French singer Serge Gainsbourg has been unveiled.
 
Le Figaro: Israeli researchers demonstrate that women who cry “lose their sex appeal”!
 

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