History and profile
L'Est Républicain was established in 1889 by Léon Goulette, a French Republican. The newspaper was founded on the grounds of anti-Boulangisme. It was closed down in 1941 when France was under the German occupation during World War II. In 1946 it was restarted. The paper is headquartered in Nancy and has its primary market in the régions of Lorraine and Franche-Comté.
L'Est Républicain has a conservative stance. The paper belongs to Societe du Journal l'Est Republicain SA, who also owns the newspapers La Liberté de l'Est and Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace among others. The publisher of L'Est Républicain is Est Bourgogne Rhône Alpes.
The circulation of the daily was 180,000 copies in 2009.
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- L'Est Républicain website (in French)