Bloomberg: French Election Becomes a Four-Way Race as Melenchon Surges
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France’s presidential election is becoming a four-way contest as far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon surges to catch Republican Francois Fillon, stoking uncertainty over the outcome less than two weeks before voting begins.
In a sign of the closeness of the race, Fillon turned his sights on Melenchon on Sunday as both contenders held rallies at opposite ends of the country. Fillon sought to rally supporters for a comeback as multiple polls suggest that Melenchon has the momentum going into the crucial final stretch of campaigning.
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WNU Editor: The first round will be in 2 weeks. All of my friends in France are telling that they have no idea on what will be the outcome.
Update: On who are the candidates and what are their positions, go here .... The Who’s Who of France’s Presidential Campaign (Bloomberg).