The campaign beat

Could Mélenchon be on his way to the Elysée?

According to the latest opinion polls, there’s a duel at the top between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. But there’s also a duel for third place between conservative François Fillon and far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon. As the “Unsubmissive France” candidate surges in the polls, the prospect of a Mélenchon presidency no longer seems far-fetched.