Tuesday, March 20, 2012

paris rallies for Jean-Luc Melenchon

Tens of thousands marched in Paris on Sunday to support firebrand leftist presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who has shaken up France's election campaign with a surprise jump in the polls.

Thousands Rally in France Behind Call for 'Civic Insurrection'

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a leftist presidential candidate in France, is shaking up the country's presidential election with a sudden increase in popular support. Mélenchon, who is a member of the European Parliament (MEP) and is known for his sharp rhetoric against austerity measures and the excesses of capitalism, now polls at 11 percent for the first round of elections. This marks a significant jump for the candidate, but he is still well behind the two front-runners for the Presidency -- Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande and incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy, are both getting about 27 percent of popular support for the first round of elections.

Source: Common Dreams
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