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
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 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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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