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Latest update : 2017-05-01

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

May Day 2017 will be remembered in France as a day of duelling demonstrations and bitter division over next Sunday's presidential run-off. While centrist Emmanuel Macron and the National Front's Marine Le Pen were staging campaign rallies in and around Paris, the streets of the capital heard from some trade unions calling to vote for Macron in the name of keeping out Le Pen. But others were wondering aloud if both candidates will be bad for the welfare state as France knows it.

Click here for PART TWO. 

Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Alisdair GOULD

Member, CGT union

Carole JUGE

CEO of JOONE PARIS

Jakob HAESLER

Entrepreneur

Laurent HERBLAY

Former spokesperson for 'Debout La France' party

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