Experts see Melenchon as the most powerful leftist with an outside chance of making it to the second round of voting — but only if the entire left joins him.
The vote bodes a grim future, not only for Muslims and minorities but also for French society as a whole.
The once-dominant Socialist Party has polled a dismal two percent approval of voters in a recent survey, showing how far the left has lost its credibility ahead of upcoming April elections.
The firebrand far-right candidate was provided his platform by a multi-billionaire media mogul – but it had some strings attached.
According to an Italian author and his supporters, there is compelling evidence that the literary giant and defender of the working class might have been killed by the Soviets.
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