Emmanuel Macron and 'the poison of Bonapartism'

IN THE PRESS – Wednesday May 5, 2021: Le Figaro writes that Emmanuel Macron has been "searching for the right tone" to commemorate the bicentenary of the death of Napoléon Bonaparte. The emperor may have reinstated slavery, a crime against humanity, but l'Opinion writes that Macron will be looking to cater to right-wing voters, who see Napoléon as "the last bastion of a French legacy that's under threat". Communist paper l'Humanité, meanwhile, sees him as "a despot drunk on conquests that devastated Europe". In other news, a farmer moves the border between France and Belgium to make way for his tractor!