The following declaration was yesterday issued by Oskar Lafontaine, who has previously been German finance minister, chair of the SPD and co-chair of Die Linke (Left Party), and Jean Luc Mélenchon, the Presidential Candidate for France’s Front du Gauche:
We note with dismay the use made of the European Union as a tool of widespread austerity. It leads nowhere except to a disaster from which no country can escape. These policies discredit the European ideal in leading our people into the...Read Full Story
BY REVOLTINGEUROPEAUGUST 20, 2012French radical left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon has called for a mutiny by Socialist Party ministers disenchanted with the policies of President Francois Hollande.Melenchon, a former Socialist minister who left the party and stood against Hollande as a candidate of the radical Left Front in the presidential elections this year, said ministers who opposed Hollande’s policies should come out of the closet.‘You exist by being independent, not by being carried along...Read Full Story
NF leader declares her party to now be France's third political force From Eric Dondero: The big news this morning, libertarian-conservative Marine Le Pen has won a resounding victory in her race for seat in the French Parliament. Le Pen was running against arch-communist Jean-Luc Melenchon in a mainly working class district in the north of France. Le Pen's victory was so sound, in fact, that she has avoided a run-off. France24 reports, "Far-left leader concedes defeat to Le Pen": French far...Read Full Story
PARIS (Reuters) - For Jean-Luc Melenchon, the old-style leftist leader whose anti-capitalist rhetoric hoisted him to political stardom during France's presidential campaign, the end of election season brings an abrupt landing and doubts about his brand of politics.
The fall back to earth comes after a dizzying run, as Melenchon transformed the far left from bit player to France's fourth most powerful political current in a few months, largely on the strength of his blazing personality and...Read Full Story
PARIS (World News) - French leftist leader Jean-Luc Melenchon confirmed on Saturday he would challenge his far-right rival Marine Le Pen for a parliament seat attached to her home district, promising a showdown in the small northern town of Henin-Beaumont. For Melenchon, challenging Le Pen in the working class town, where her National Front won 35 percent in round one of the presidentialRead Full Story
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