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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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