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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2011-09-15

French Socialist Party primary: a lost bet?

Thursday's French papers are mostly interested in the Socialist Party primary - the differences between candidates are one thing, but do any voters actually care?

La Croix profiles the six candidates for the Socialist Party primary - admitting most French voters don't know who they are or what the differences are between their policies.

Le Parisien calls the idea of a primary vote a lost bet for the socialists, saying many French voters don't even know the poll is happening, and a majority of those who do are totally uninterested.

Liberation blames misleading opinion polls - for influencing people's ideas.

Le Figaro is more interested in right-wing politicians - they're talking about Dominique de Villepin's chances of making a political comeback.

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