FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 16.11.16: Papers focus on former economy minister Emmanuel Macron, who is officially announcing his presidential bid. The 38-year-old is throwing his hat into a crowded ring, but his centrist "En Marche!" movement could be a threat to both the right and the left. The elections are due to take place in the spring of 2017 and incumbent François Hollande has still not announced if he will run. Right-wing paper Le Figaro says Macron has caught the left completely off guard.
Meanwhile, investigative website Mediapart releases a viral video claiming that former president Nicolas Sarkozy received suitcases full of cash from the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in the run-up to his election in 2007. Sarkozy denies the allegations.