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Latest update : 2017-04-11

A four-way race? Late surge by France’s far-left candidate Mélenchon (part 1)

It's become a four-way race as polls now put communist-backed French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon neck-to-neck, or even ahead, of conservative candidate François Fillon. With less than two weeks to go until the first round of the presidential vote, we take a look at why some socialists seem to be deserting their nominee in favor of Mélenchon, whose movement dubs itself "insurgent France". Who's the true insurgent in the race? How much is about protest and how much is about policy?

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Produced by Daniel BARNEY, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Sophie RAUSZER

Policy Advisor, La France Insoumise

Paul BERTRAND

Campaign coordinator, youth movement with François Fillon

Bruno CAUTRES

Political analyst, CEVIPOF-Sciences Po

Sudhir HAZAREESINGH

Professor of French Politics, Oxford University

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