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Is he Woerth the trouble?

Sarkozy thinks so! The French President nominated Eric Woerth as Labour Minister four months ago with the weighty task of implementing retirement reform. The papers all lead this morning with the opposition’s calls for him to stand down. Woerth is embroiled in a controversy over his wife being hired to manage the fortune of Liliane Bettencourt, France’s wealthiest woman, at a time when he was Budget Minister. WEDNESDAY, 30th JUNE 2010

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Articles in today’s international press review:
 
Front pages of today’s papers on the Eric Woerth controversy:
 
Libération,  Le Parisien, Le Figaro, Le Canard Enchaîné, L’Humanité
 
Le Monde prints a front page editorial on its part acquisition by a trio of French businessmen
 
Also in Le Monde, an article on how Obama has fired a dozen or so senior staff since his election
 
L’Equipe leads with Spain’s victory yesterday over Portugal

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