La Croix reports most of the French feel presidential candidates are not addressing issues people are most concerned about: jobs, the cost of living and health care. That - and what the candidates are doing during their winter break - is the focus for Thursday 29th December 2011.
Aujourd’hui-en-France/Le Parisien profiles those candidates as they take their winter holiday break. It quotes a medical expert who says they “must sleep” ahead of the political campaigning marathon that will end on May 6th.
Libération leads on a move by two ruling party MPs to ban prostitution by criminalizing clients. The paper argues such a measure will only make prostitution less visible.
Libération also looks at classic examples of political jibes in France in decades past with a two-page feature.
And the Communist paper L’Humanité says people working in the public sector who hand out social security benefits are over-worked. The headline there: “Les allocs au bord de la crise de nerfs”.