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France Election: Leftist Melenchon gains ground [BBG-UK, Guardian, Politico]

April 3, 2017

Continuing micro-coverage of French+German elections, from my vantage point in the US:


[update 4/4]:

2nd televised debate in France. Debate viewers again like Melenchon, Le Pen ranked 4th. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/05/french-presidential-debate-macron-le-pen

Also, Macron picks up endorsement from newly rehabilitated Tony Blair (not clear if helpful to his image). http://www.politico.eu/article/emmanuel-macron-britain-new-centrist-pin-up-is-a-frenchman-election-president-2017/

 


video link (~5min): https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2017-04-03/melenchon-gains-ground-in-french-polls-video

Leftist Melenchon, after strong debate, threatens 3rd place conservative Fillon. Commentator considers how this may play into 2nd round voter sentiments and how it affects statement of policy positions by Macron.

[via NC]

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