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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2012-05-03

The knives were out

The French papers analyse last night's big presidential debate - the attacks, the insults, the points scored, and whether either candidate has won over any new voters.

Les Echos reckons the debate was a score draw, with good punches landed on both sides - but they're shocked Sarkozy and Hollande had such harsh words for each other.

Le Parisien thinks Hollande edged it - with calmer and more confident body language - while Libération is also convinced their man triumphed - but admit he may not have won over many more voters.

By Elena CASAS

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