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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 : 2011-02-28

Gaffes and government reshuffle.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on the front page of most French newspapers this morning. He made a short televised speech yesterday, announcing a Government reshuffle. Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has had to resign following a series of gaffes during the Tunisian uprising.

 
France Soir says “Sarkozy is tightening the screws on his Government”. During the Tunisian uprising, news broke out that Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie flew in the private jet of a businessman allegedly close to ousted President Ben Ali. Alliot-Marie has now resigned, in Sarkozy’s fourth government reshuffle in less than a year.
 
L’Humanité describes the President’s speech as “pitiful”, saying the sacrifice of one lady is not enough to erase the diplomatic failure.”
 
Libération describes Alliot-Marie’s “political agony”. Les Echos compares Nicolas Sarkozy to Napoleon, while Le Parisien says the French leader had no other option if he wanted to improve his image at home and abroad.
 
Meanwhile, La Croix urges the government to establish new foreign policies in a bid to adapt to the new Arab World that’s currently emerging.
 
And finally, Le Parisien reports about the Guide Michelin that’s coming out on Thursday.

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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