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An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-01-24

Carla Bruni's influence on Nicolas Sarkozy

In today’s French press review, we focus on President Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni. According to the media, they are preparing for the 2012 election. The former model and singer attends more and more events with her husband, possibly showing the start of an electoral campaign…

 

The French press focuses on the President Nicolas Sarkozy. He’s expected to wish journalists a happy New Year and answer questions about international issues.
 
According to Libération, Sarkozy wants to boost his popularity rate and secure a second mandate in the 2012 election. France Soir reports that Carla Bruni will play an important role in her husband’s campaign. According to a recent survey, 56% of the French believe she has a great influence on Nicolas Sarkozy.
 
Meanwhile, Midi Libre reveals a new calendar featuring Nicolas Sarkozy, wearing glasses and using a white cane. The photo is a montage and it’s part of a project created by the National Federation for the Blind.
 
And finally, the Christian newspaper La Croix focuses on the political crisis in Tunisia. Le Figaro interviewed the country’s interim Foreign Minister, Kamel Morjane.

 

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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