In the press

Hollande goes after far-right: 'History falters when nationalism is allowed to flourish'

FRENCH PAPERS 17.04.17: Less than a week before France heads to the polls, centre-right daily Le Figaro reports that President François Hollande has come out swinging not just against the National Front's Marine le Pen, but also against far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon. L'Opinion analyses what Turkey's decision to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers says about the state of the country. And L'Equipe laments a dark week for football.