PARIS (Reuters) - Jean-Luc Melenchon, the far left candidate who came fourth in the first round of France's presidential election with nearly 20 percent of the vote, is polling core supporters on whether they will back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the second round.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-left fourth-place finisher in France’s presidential vote, has refused to back Ms. Le Pen’s centrist opponent in the runoff, giving her an opportunity.
PARIS — When far-leftist candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon failed to advance into the second round of the French election Sunday night, his supporters did not only bemoan the defeat of their Bernie Sanders. They also had to accept that their project to radically change French democracy seemed to have failed. At least for now. Four hours after exit polls […]
Bernie Sanders’ crew supports progressive candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon Former US president Obama “wade[d] into the French election fight” on Thursday with a highly publicized phone call to French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. Show More Summary
He softened his stance as support surged towards the end of the campaign, but in the end the great oration failed to muster votes In the end, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s 2017 campaign for president ended like his previous gambit in 2012: a decent showing, a surge of support as the race tightened, but not quite enough when the results came in. Show More Summary
Jean-Luc Melenchon, who crashed out of France's unpredictable presidential election Sunday, is a fiery Communist-backed eurosceptic who had vowed to return "power to the people". Melenchon had enjoyed a late surge ahead of the first-round vote in an election marked by widespread disillusionment with the political class. Show More Summary
PARIS ? The wait is finally over. At the end of a historic campaign, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen decisively defeated Jean-Luc Mélenchon and François Fillon in the first round of the French presidential election. Sunday’s results are a landmark moment in France’s recent political history. Show More Summary
There has perhaps never been more international interest in the latest French election polls than the 2017 presidential race on Sunday — and it’s still the first round. Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, and François...Show More Summary
Bank of America Merrill Lynch's European economics team assessed the market impact of all six potential first-round outcomes. Marine Le Pen versus Jean-Luc Melenchon in the second round is the most market negative scenario. EmmanuelShow More Summary
Jean-Luc Melenchon, a fiery Communist-backed eurosceptic vowing to return "power to the people" if he becomes France's next president, says he has mellowed after years spent giving the establishment a tongue-lashing. "I'm less of a hothead," the bespectacled 65-year-old said in a recent interview. Show More Summary
Squeezed by Jean-Luc Mélenchon on one side and Emmanuel Macron on the other, the presidential contest could mean destruction for the Socialist party French voters g o to the polls on Sunday in the first round of a presidential election...Show More Summary
With his understanding of the web, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has extended the reach of his message and drawn the support of a new generation of online commentators.
The French leftist's views are much more extreme than the American's.
The French presidential election of 2017 pits Marine Le Pen, the candidate of the far right National Front, against three other leading candidates: establishment liberal Emmanuel Macron, establishment conservative François Fillon and...Show More Summary
France is going to the polls on Sunday to vote in what is likely to be a highly contested presidential election. Four candidates, Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen, Francois Fillon, and Jean-Luc Melenchon — are within percentage pointsShow More Summary
Marine Le Pen, Republican Francois Fillon, Communist-backed Jean-Luc Mélenchon and centrist Emmanuel Macron are all polling extremely closely
France’s eternal revolutionary, Jean-Luc Melenchon, man of the people, is sitting in the first-class carriage of the TGV (train à grande vitesse, or very fast train) returning to Paris from a meeting in the city of Rennes. His journeys crisscrossing France on the campaign trail for the nation’s...
'If one of these two candidates is elected, it will propel our country into economic chaos'
In the working-class French town traumatised by last summer's jihadist murder of a priest, voters feel more in tune with radical left "peace" candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon than with anti-immigrant firebrand Marine Le Pen. The first jihadist...Show More Summary
A far-left candidate’s meteoric rise has given a surrealist hue to the already remarkable French presidential campaign. Heading toward the Sunday election, firebrand radical Jean-Luc Mélenchon is among four top candidates polling within a margin of just 4 percentage points. The outcome is too close...