It's the big day - Nicolas Sarkozy announces today he is standing for re-election - so the papers are analysing his strategy, his campaign team, his plan of action - and the challenges he faces to win back the French.
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2014-03-12 Nicolas Sarkozy
FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 12.03.14: French papers react to more revelations about the Sarkozy phone-tapping scandal, who could be part of a government reshuffle and Dominique de Villepin's...
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 12.03.14: International papers continue to focus on the missing Malaysian Airlines flight. The Malaysian Star compares the search effort to looking for...
FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 11.03.14: French papers continue to react to what has been dubbed "Sarkozygate". Also making headlines: young people fleeing France, and Japan three years after...
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 11.03.14: International papers largely focus on Japan, three years after the deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
French lawyers decry the tapping of Nicolas Sarkozy's phone by investigating judges, while Le Figaro and L'Opinion point the finger at François Hollande's government.