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The Latest: France's Marine Le Pen gets criticism from dad

  • French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine le Pen waits before a national homage to slain police officer Xavier Jugele, in the courtyard of the Paris Police headquarters, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. A gunman shot and killed Jugele last Thursday on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the first round of the French presidential vote. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine le Pen waits before a national homage to slain police officer Xavier Jugele, in the courtyard of the Paris Police headquarters, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. A gunman shot and killed Jugele last Thursday on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the first round of the French presidential vote. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Marine Le Pen, National Front political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, visits the meat pavilion at the Rungis international food market, near Paris, during her campaign, France, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (Charles Platiau/Pool Photo via AP)

    Marine Le Pen, National Front political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, visits the meat pavilion at the Rungis international food market, near Paris, during her campaign, France, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (Charles Platiau/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Marine Le Pen, left, French National Front political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, speaks with employees as she visits the meat pavilion at the Rungis international food market, near Paris, during her campaign, France, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (Charles Platiau/Pool Photo via AP)

    Marine Le Pen, left, French National Front political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, speaks with employees as she visits the meat pavilion at the Rungis international food market, near Paris, during her campaign, France, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (Charles Platiau/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the French presidential runoff on May 7 (all times local):

1:50 p.m.

The father of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen says he thinks his daughter has produced a "too laid-back" campaign in the French presidential race.

Jean-Marie Pen told France Inter radio on Tuesday that he would have done a "Trump-style" campaign that would have been "very aggressive against those who are responsible for the country's decadency."

Jean-Marie Le Pen, who repeatedly has been convicted of crimes based on anti-Semitism and racism, founded the far-right National Front party that his daughter Marine now leads.

He still supports her candidacy in the presidential runoff on May 7 against centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron but he and his daughter have had strong political disagreements along the way.

In 2015, Marine pushed him out of the party because he had refused to desist from anti-Semitic provocations that were undermining her bid to make the National Front an acceptable political alternative.

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9:30 a.m.

French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen has called for more food to be produced and consumed in the country.

Le Pen, visiting the Rungis wholesale market outside Paris on Tuesday, said the French government must promote meat from France.

She says: "Let's promote the 'eating French' especially in (school) canteens where our children must take advantage of healthy, quality products."

Le Pen was booed by some workers in the fruits and vegetables section.

The National Front leader is facing pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron in the May 7 presidential runoff.