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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.

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Latest update : 2012-04-24

Marine Le Pen and the European far-right

The foreign press reacts to Marine Le Pen's high score - trying to work why people voted for her, and what makes her different to other European far-right parties.

The Independent's front page blames the fear of Hollande winning for the markets plummeting yesterday - but as Der Spiegel explains, any worries about the left have been eclipsed by alarm about the far right.

As for what those voters will do next - the Guardian says it's by no means a given they'll pick Sarkozy - while El Pais explains Le Pen's priority is to destroy the UMP party and set herself up as leader of the opposition.  

By Elena CASAS

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