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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2012-02-21

Sarkozy's campaign debut failed, say the French

In today's round up of the French papers - Sarkozy bets on a (small) dose of proportional representation, does France need more teachers, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn is due for police questioning.

Le Nouvel Observateur has a poll saying only 37% of voters think Sarkozy's campaign is going well so far, while le Figaro says he has a new idea - a dose of proportional representation.

La Croix says France needs more teachers - but may not be able to afford them.

Les Echos focuses on the row over whether Sarkozy tried to parachute former minister Jean-Louis Borloo into the top job at energy giant Veolia.

And Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is Liberation's special guest - even though he's banned from leaving China.

By Elena CASAS

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