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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 : 2011-10-24

Tunisia: a shining beacon for the Arab world

Monday's French papers are full of congratulations for Tunisia after the high turnout in Sunday's vote - they've got far less kind words for President Sarkozy though, after this weekend's euro crisis summit failed to generate an announcement.

Le Figaro calls the Tunisian election a shining beacon of hope for the Arab world, celebrating that high turnout - but Liberation says that for many Tunisians it may be a bit soon to celebrate.

Liberation is also highly critical of President Sarkozy's management of the euro crisis - they've got a poll saying three quarters of voters say he's ineffective - while le Figaro sees the bright side - crisis apparently is good for your libido.

By Elena CASAS

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