French press takes on the American election


From France 24, a roundup of French newspaper coverage of today’s election:

French papers on Election Day: ‘Is this really the American Dream’?

Program notes:

FRANCE 24’s Florence Villeminot takes a look today’s newspapers in France, and explains that as much as the French love to tease their Americans allies they are also fascinated by events across the Atlantic.

Villeminot also tells us that the US has taken quite a beating in the French media this election season, with the newspaper Aujourd’hui En France questioning whether the ‘American Dream’ still exists on its front page Tuesday. While the right-wing daily Le Figaro sees this election as a clash between two fundamentally different Americas, with the respected business daily Les Echoes agreeing with this analysis. The communist newspaper L’Humanité says that if you beyond the circus of this election, you can see major fault lines in American society and a lack of social cohesion.

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