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Friday, 25 May 2012

FRENCH GENERAL ELECTION STORIES - N° 1 (Melechon/Le Pen)


Two Members of the European Parliament (MEP's) are settling a personal quarrel, which was revealed recently when both were candidates in the Presidential Election when François Hollande beat Nicolas Sarkozy to become the new President of France.

Jean-Luc Melenchon (Extreme Left or Left Front), vowed to beat Marine Le Pen (National Front) into third place. Finally Marine Le Pen easily held on to the third place with 17.9% of the votes against 11.7% for Melenchon. 

During the campaign Opinion Polls regularly made them "neck to neck" !!!  This however reflects the fact that journalists in France lean heavily in favour of Socialist or left wing candidates !!!

Jean-Luc Melenchon, although beaten, still wants revenge !!! In the up-coming General Election he has chosen to stand in the very same constituency as that chosen by Marine Le Pen, namely in the Pas de Calais !!!

Melenchon is a very good speaker, one who can arouse a crowd of any size.  Le Pen has a very persuasive style and manner of speaking.  This should be a good fight !!!

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