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An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-04-10

The final countdown

There's just 12 days to go before D-Day, the first round of the French presidential election - but the papers think it could still go either way, as all sorts of questions remain about what the French will do when they get in to the voting booth.

Liberation says there are five questions still to be asked over the election - what will turnout be, will Sarkozy come in first, what about the centrist voters, will Mélenchon beat Marine Le Pen into third place, and are there enough voices on the left to win it?

La Croix says low turnout is the biggest worry - and the reasons is that the candidates are too boring.

Le Figaro is stll inspired by their candidate, of course - headlining on Sarkozy's advantages against Hollande.

By Elena CASAS

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2017-07-24 Jerusalem

Man vs Shark: Michael Phelps loses 'race' to great white

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2017-07-24 Tour de France

Chris Froome 'almost' among the greats with fourth Tour de France win

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2017-07-21 Malaysia

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2017-07-21 Emmanuel Macron

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