The Fake Debate

FRENCH PAPERS, Fri. 24/02/12. The leaders of the far-right and the far-left debated with each other on French television last night. But a lot of the French press says the stand-off between Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon was a "fake debate", more an exchange of insults than an exchange of ideas. Also, the dailies look back at the year in cinema: it’s been a good year for French films.


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Some articles from today’s French press review:  
LE PARISIEN: “Sarkozy/ Hollande: a duel at a distance”
LE FIGARO: “Mélenchon/Le Pen: the clash”
LES ECHOS: Gaining ground
LE PARISIEN: “Wade aiming for first round win”
LE FIGARO: “We’re fed up”
LIBERATION: A record year for French cinema

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