Jean-Luc Melenchon

Critics Blast New French Laws Censoring ‘Fake News’

The French National Assembly passed two bills this week concerning the censorship of “fake news” that have been sharply criticized as an attack on freedom of the press and the imposition of an “official truth.”


French Left-Wing Leader Probed Over Corruption Claims

PARIS (AP) — Paris’ prosecutor’s office says that France’s leading left-wing politician — a vocal opponent of President Emmanuel Macron — is embroiled in an ongoing corruption investigation over alleged fictional parliamentary assistant jobs in the European Parliament.


French Voters Begin Casting Ballots in Presidential Election

PARIS (AP) – French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday in a tense first-round poll that’s seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. Over 60,000 polling stations opened at 0600 GMT for


The Four Main Contenders For the French Presidency

The first round of the French presidential election Sunday has become a four-way race in recent weeks as the main contenders have drawn closer to each other in the polls. In the early days of the campaign, the race looked


Le Pen and Macron Hold Lead In Narrowing First Round Polls

Anti-mass migration Front National leader Marine le Pen and independent candidate Emmanuel Macron continue to hold the lead positions for the first round of France’s presidential election which is rapidly becoming a four-way race.


France Election: Far-Left Melenchon Enjoys Late Poll Surge

PARIS (AP) — With a bleed-the-rich video game and anti-EU rhetoric, French far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon is rattling financial markets by swelling in polls just 11 days before the presidential vote.

Jean-Luc Melechon