- Armenia - François Hollande - French presidential election 2012 - genocide - Nicolas Sarkozy - Tayyip Erdogan - Turkey
Has Team Sarkozy given up?
Has Nicolas Sarkozy decided he's already the lost the election? All the papers have seized on an apparently off-the-cuff remark, where he said he would retire from politics if he loses the election.
Liberation asks this morning if Sarkozy is truly thinking about his life after politics - or if the remark was a PR move aimed at garnering voter sympathy.
Satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné reports some off-the-record comments from ministers - François Fillon apparently said the re-election bid is lost if Sarkozy doesn't declare his candidacy in the next two weeks - while Bruno le Maire apparently said they have lost already.
Le Figaro defends the French decision to criminalise the Armenian genocide - saying Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has gone too far in attacking it.
La Croix is looking at whether it's really possible to buy products made in France - and Le Parisien interviews a candidate for first lady, the former political journalist Valerie Trierweiler, now Mrs François Hollande.