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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 : 2012-05-04

French election countdown

With just two days to go before the French presidential election comes to a head, one high-profile political player has thrown his weight behind Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande. But the polls have dipped just a little...before the surprise announcement.

Although François Hollande leads comfortably in the polls, Le Parisien reports that his rival Nicolas Sarkozy has narrowed the gap to five percentage points.

But good news has come for Hollande in the eleventh hour, in the form of centrist leader Francois Bayrou. Having obtained 9% of the first round vote, he announced on Thursday night that he would vote for Hollande. For Le Parisien and others, this is big news

It's the first time a centrist party has supported a party of the left. Libération asks whether Bayrou's move is a "centrist revolution." Bayrou says he is dismayed to see Sarkozy court the far-right, with rather too hard a line on immigration and border security. 

But Bayrou did not go so far as to call on supporters to endorse the Socialists, prompting some to suggest that he is trying to keep his options open. 

Finally, just when you thought the Dominique Strauss-Kahn saga was done or dormant, new legal worries threaten to perturb his temporary tranquillity.  Libération reports that the judges investigating allegations that he was involved in a prostitution ring, will now look into the possibility of indicting him for rape too.

By Kyle G. Brown

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2015-07-27 Tour de France

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2015-07-24 Barack Obama

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INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 24.07.15: Papers across the world focus on US President Barack Obama’s trip to Kenya, his father's birthplace. Papers there wonder what's in it for...

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2015-07-24 right-to-die

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FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 24.07.15: Once again, French papers focus on Vincent Lambert, a severely brain-damaged man who’s at the heart of a bitter debate and legal battle over the...

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2015-07-23 Turkey

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INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 23.07.15: Turkish authorities face a major backlash in the wake of this week's suicide bombing. Meanwhile, Kenyan papers are excited about US...

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