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Latest update : 2012-01-31

Has Sarkozy left it too late?

It's the president's timing that's under fire from the papers today - they attack Sarkozy for announcing potentially important policies at the last minute, and also leaving the big announcement - his candidacy - to the last minute.

Le Figaro, normally Nicolas Sarkozy's biggest cheerleader, today says he needs to pick up the pace - while Le Monde criticises him for wasting potentially good policies on the last minute of his presidency.

Liberation say he's done another U-turn - replacing 2007's "Work more to earn more" slogan, with "Work less to earn less", while La Croix says his labour reform plans haven't gone down all that well with bosses either.

Marine Le Pen is also hitting front pages - with Le Parisien asking whether she's bluffing when she says she may not get enough signatures from France's mayors to stand in the election.

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