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The right of foreigners to vote is top of the agenda for the French newspapers today - as the Senate votes on a measure to allow them to vote in local elections. There's also a new candidate in the presidential elections - the centrist François Bayrou.
Liberation says it's finally time foreigners got the right to vote in local elections - while Le Monde accuses the Socialists of playing political football with the issue for decades.
Le Figaro says the Senate vote is a waste of time, they don't want to see it pass - and le Parisien explains why Nicolas Sarkozy has done so many U-turns on this question.
France Soir devotes its front page to newly announced presidential candidate François Bayrou - who's making a pitch for the centre of politics.
Le Monde meanwhile reports industry minister Eric Besson spends all day on Twitter - and is planning to quit politics for football.
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