France’s May Day: Unions, citizens split over presidential vote (part 1)

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May Day 2017 will be remembered as a day of dueling demonstrations and bitter division over next Sunday’s presidential runoff. While centrist Emmanuel Macron and the National Front’s Marine Le Pen were both staging campaign rallies in Paris, the streets of Paris heard from some trade unions calling to vote Macron in the name of keeping out Le Pen, others wondering aloud if both candidates will be bad for the welfare state as France knows it.
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Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

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