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French left-wing firebrand quotes Thatcher in EU cash claim

French leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon on Friday quoted former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in denouncing France's contributions to the European Union, saying: "I want my money back". The leader of the hard left party...Show More Summary

Thousands join Mélenchon protest in Paris against Macron’s labour reforms

Hard-left leader accuses president of throwing away postwar social gains Thousands of demonstrators heeded a call by the hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon to demonstrate their opposition to the government’s labour law reforms. TheShow More Summary

French left-winger Mélenchon hits back in Nazis row

French hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon hit back Sunday after being accused of comparing the government to the Nazis. Ministers slammed remarks he made on an anti-government demonstration on Saturday as "undignified and shameful"...

French weekly magazines review 24 September 2017

Jean-Luc Mélenchon is given the front-page honours by two of this week's magazines. The broad verdict seems to be that the hard-left leader is all bark and very little bite. President Emmanuel Macron is also mentioned in despatches, accused of copying his right-wing predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy.

Thousands of left-wingers march against 'Thatcherite' Macron in Paris

Thousands of left-wingers demonstrated against President Emmanuel Macron's "Thatcherite" policies on Saturday as his controversial labour reforms passed into law. Hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon's France Unbowed party called the protest against what it calls a "social coup d'état".

French press review 23 September 2017

The new French labour reform becomes law, despite protests by some trade unions. Hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon has called for a demonstartion against the Macron government's social policy in Paris this afternoon. US President Donald Trump's ban on visitors from six countries is due to expire tomorrow. He may be planning to add more nations to the list.

French see far-left's Melenchon as Macron's strongest opponent: poll

PARIS (Reuters) - Far-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon is seen by French voters as the strongest opponent of President Emmanuel Macron, a poll showed on Tuesday, highlighting the weakness of mainstream parties.

Left-winger Mélenchon to sue FN member over fake jobs accusation

French hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon is to sue a far-right Euro-MP for malicious accusation after his name was added to the list of former MEPs investigated for allegedly fraudulent employment of parliamentary assistants.

French left calls for day of protest against proposed cuts

French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon called on Wednesday for a nationwide day of protest next week against government plans for spending cuts and pro-business tax and labor reforms.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon ready to lead France’s new resistance

The hard-left leader is prepared to fight in parliament – or on the streets Entering the French lower house of parliament as an MP for the first time last week, Jean-Luc Mélenchon pointed to the European flag planted next to the French...Show More Summary

For Emmanuel Macron, Fight for France Is Just Beginning

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The new president’s party won a majority of seats in the Parliament on Sunday, but his opponents Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon are prepared for a pitched battle to win hearts and minds.

Leftist Mélenchon eyes Marseille ahead of parliament vote

Leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon on Wednesday announced he would run as a French parliamentary candidate in Marseille, a city he doesn’t live in, but which heavily backed him in his unsuccessful bid for the presidency last month...

Celebs back Macron but hard left rejects him in French presidential race

Celebrity endorsements for centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron piled up midweek ahead of Sunday's deciding round in France's presidential election. But most supporters of left-winger Jean-Luc Mélenchon seemed loath to vote for him and about a quarter of voters said they might abstain in his faceoff with the far right's Marine Le Pen.

French press review 3 May 2017

Could her lack of a clear strategy on getting France out of the European single currency cost Marine Le Pen dear in Sunday's second round against pro-European Emmanuel Macron? A majority of Jean-Luc Mélenchon's supporters say they won't vote for either candidate. And François Fillon opens fire in his legal battle against weekly satirical magazine Le Canard Enchaîné.

Majority of Mélenchon supporters will not back Emmanuel Macron, poll finds

Poll suggests 65% of those who backed hard-left candidate will not vote for centrist fighting Marine Le Pen for French presidency The majority of supporters of the hard-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon will abstain...Show More Summary

One third of Melenchon faithful to vote Macron in French presidentials round two

PARIS (Reuters) - About a third of members of far-left politician Jean-Luc Melenchon's political movement will cast their second round French presidential election vote for centrist Emmanuel Macron, results showed, with the remainder planning to cast a blank vote or abstain.

Far-left Mélenchon refuses to pick sides in French presidential run-off

Defeated French presidential election first-round candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon said on Friday he would not give any indication as to who his supporters should vote for in the May 7 run-off.

Mélenchon's team urge 'not one vote for Le Pen' but stop short of backing Macron

Defeated hard-left candidate will consult with supporters on whether they should abstain, cast a blank vote or vote for Macron on 7 May Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s election team has urged his supporters not to cast a single vote for the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the final presidential vote in two weeks’ time. Show More Summary

Left-winger Mélenchon under pressure to back Macron against Le Pen

Hard-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon has come under fire for refusing to tell his supporters who to back in France's 7 May presidential run-off after failing to make it to the second round himself. Should he endorse former economy minister Emmanuel Macron to block far-right leader Marine Le Pen? For many of his supporters, that's an impossible choice.

Le Pen not an option as French far-left polls members on election round two

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.

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