All the French papers lead on Obama's re-election. He is one of the rare survivors, it is argued, of the 2008 financial crisis. One paper, though, says that the new Chinese President Xi Jinping is the world's real ruler now. And just what are those guys doing stripped to the waist outside Limoges town hall? Join us for this look at the French press on Thursday 8th November, 2012.
Le Monde headlines with Obama’s victory declaration: “The best is yet to come”.
Libération says “Obama resumes the fight”, arguing the re-elected president will have to confront what it calls the “crazies” on the right.
Aujourd’hui en France-Le Parisien headlines that Xi Jinping is “the world’s real ruler”.
That paper also looks at China’s new First Lady Peng Liyuan who, it says, is China’s Carla Bruni.
And again with Aujourd’hui en France-Le Parisien, there is a report on a shopkeepers’ striptease protest outside Limoges town hall in central France.