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Belgian newpapers find novel ways of getting the result right

Published 08/11/2012 | 05:00

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Belgian newspapers faced with US election results coming after printing deadlines found novel ways around the problem.

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'Het Laastste Nieuws' produced two front pages, asking readers to "pick your cover".

One was headlined "It's Obama" while another, folded inside, read "It's Romney". Both had profiles of the winner and analysis.

By the time newspaper stands opened, readers knew the outcome and could remove the wrong one.

'De Morgen' cut its front page in half, with one side saying " Mitt Romney President" and the other reading " Barack Obama President." On the Romney side it said "Please turn quickly if Obama is the winner".

'Le Soir's' front page screamed "Obama," followed on the left with "Has Lost -- read page 2" and on the right "Has Won -- read page 3."

Irish Independent

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