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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 : 2011-01-26

33% of French favour abandoning capitalism

FRENCH PAPERS, Wed., 26/1/2011: Catholic paper ‘La Croix’ along with ‘Ifop’ (The French Institute of Public Opinion) reveal how capitalism is viewed around the world. While a third of French people think it should be scrapped, just 3% of Chinese do. Also, coverage of Hezbollah’s candidate being named Prime Minister in Lebanon and other stories…

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We start today with a poll in the La Croix newspaper with some surprising statistics on how capitalism is viewed around the world. While still supported by large swathes of British and American citizens, the French seem more skeptical. A third of French people think it should be scrapped contrasting with China where just 3% think capitalism is best abandoned.
Other articles in today’s French press review:

Libération interviews far-left politician Jean-Luc Melenchon and asks why he seems determined to sabotage Dominique Strauss Kahn’s chances in the 2012 Presidential race in France. Strauss-Kahn has not yet declared himself a candidate for the more moderate left-wing Socialist Party but Melenchon is determined to portray the head of the IMF as someone who doesn’t represent the Left.

Le Figaro and Libération cover Hezbollah’s candidate being named Prime Minister in Lebanon. This is bad news for France’s diplomatic efforts in the region, says Libération.
We look at the front pages of satirical weekly papers Le Canard Enchainé and Charlie Hebdo.
Also, sports paper l’Equipe examines the pros and cons of the 2022 Qatar World Cup being played in winter instead of summer.




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