Supporters of National Front leader Marine Le Pen used the party’s May Day rally through Paris to bemoan what they peceive as a lack of choice in Sunday’s second round vote.
“Sarkozy and Hollande, they do exactly the same. For 40 years their parties have destroyed France. They don’t deserve our vote. They won’t give us anything in return. They can do whatever they want. But they will not have our support,” said one National Front supporter.
Another said: “In the town of 25,000 inhabitants where I live, there is no health centre, no private or public hospital, no police station, but our Socialist mayor is happy to build a mosque.
“This is not the France I want. I am forced to vote for Marine Le Pen who represents something new and who is respectable today.”
Analysts say its anyone’s guess how many Le Pen supporters will follow their leader and cast a protest vote on Sunday, but most thing the party’s next aim will be to break through in June’s parliamentary election.