In the press

Was Macron's first round celebratory bash too brash?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Tuesday, April 25: Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron comes under fire for a party he hosted after winning the first round of France's presidential election, in a gesture some say is a "premature" claim to victory. Marine Le Pen, his far-right rival, is stepping up her campaigning in rural France and attacking Macron on all fronts. Finally, French political parties and leaders, including far-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, are struggling to rally behind the centrist.