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Tear gas in France as Le Pen, Macron hold May Day rallies

Tear gas in France as Le Pen, Macron hold May Day rallies

"Marine Le Pen is an inheritor of the French system".

France's tense presidential race is colliding with May Day labor marches in a campaign dominated by worries over jobs and seen as a test of populism's global appeal.

Le Pen immediately slammed Macron as the "candidate of continuity" rather than the outsider he positions himself to be.

In a speech before the gilded statue in Paris of Joan of Arc, his heroine, Jean-Marie Le Pen urged French voters to back his daughter in Sunday's run-off.

Marine Le Pen said on France-2 television that the political rupture with her father "is definitive".

Dupont-Aignan is likely to become Prime Minister if Le Pen beats Macron on Sunday. But he did urge his supporters not to vote for Le Pen: "I say to anyone who is listening: do not make the awful error of voting for the National Front because you would push the country towards a general conflagration and the ending to which no-one can predict", he told TF1 TV.

However, on Sunday she renewed her attacks against the single currency, which she said was "dead", - renewing a key theme of her campaign which has been marked by her anti-European Union, "Frexit" stance.

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France will elect its next president in six days, and the latest polls indicate the victor could very well be upstart En Marche candidate Emmanuel Macron over National Front leader Marine Le Pen.

Referring to France's stagnant economy and it jobless rate of about 10 percent, the elder Le Pen said of Macron: "He wants to dynamize the economy, but he is among those who dynamited it".

Macron, seeking to remind voters of the National Front's dark past, paid homage Monday to a Moroccan man thrown to his death in the Seine River amid a far-right march over two decades ago.

Le Pen called Macron the candidate of "the caviar left" and "moralizing snobbery" and warned that his pro-business policies wouldn't create jobs but send them overseas and leave French workers hungry. "But in this case, by admitting the possibility of France's exit from the European Union if it fails to carry out reforms, Emmanuel Macron tries to attract some voters of his rival in the presidential race Marine Le Pen, who calls for immediate split with the European Union", said Klintsevich, who is the first deputy chairman of Russia's Federation Council (upper house) Defense Committee.

Paris high schools were deserted last Thursday by their students, about 3,000 of whom went out to rally in the streets, yelling the slogan "Ni patrie, ni patron, ils m'effraient, je les trouve idiots", or, roughly, "Neither homeland nor boss, they both frighten me, I think they're all idiots". In early April, Le Pen put her boot in her mouth when she argued that today's France does not bear responsibility for the 1942 roundup and deportation of Jews. "Mr. Macron, you can't simply rely on voters who believe in your plans", he said on TF1 TV.

Mr Macron joined the man's son and anti-National Front protesters at an annual commemoration near the Louvre Museum.

Ms Le Pen was praised by her 88-year-old father Jean-Marie, the co-founder of her National Front party whom she expelled in 2015 after he reiterated anti-Semitic comments. Some groups want a united front to keep Le Pen from the presidency, but unions fear Macron will dismantle worker protections.

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