May Day in France: Simultaneous rallies ‘to block the National Front’

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FRENCH PAPERS, 01.05.17: International Workers’ Day takes on a distinctly political hue this May Day, with centre-right daily Le Figaro looking ahead to a day of mass rallies in Paris against Marine Le Pen. Centre-left paper Le Monde examines how opportunism has become both presidential candidates’ campaign tactic of choice. And the far-left’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon warns his supporters against the “terrible error” of voting for Le Pen, while refusing to back her centrist rival Macron.

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