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Tag: Jean-Luc Melenchon

  • Monday, July 8th 2024 - 08:31 UTC

    Leftwing coalition keeps French nationalists from reaching power

    Mélenchon said Macron should summon him to form a new government although his coalition is far from a majority

    A surprising result in Sunday's second round of France's snap elections averted the arrival of Marine Le Pen's rightwing Rassemblement National (RN) to government but left the country wondering about its nearest future under the leftwing alliance of socialists, leftists, communists and greens known as the New Popular Front (NFP) which was glued together in less than a week to avoid “the worst.” Turnout was historically high, reaching 67%.

  • Wednesday, May 3rd 2017 - 05:46 UTC

    High abstention in the range of 25% threatens French presidential runoff

    An internal survey of supporters of defeated far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon showed only 35% would back pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron

    Fears that a high abstention rate could help far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential runoff strengthened on Tuesday when two-thirds of far-left supporters said they intend to abstain or cast a blank ballot. An internal survey of supporters of defeated far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon showed only 35% would back pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen's rival and the frontrunner.