France election: Far-left Melenchon enjoys late poll surge

ANGELA CHARLTON

Associated PressApril 12, 2017

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French hard-left presidential candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, speaks during a campaign rally in Marseille’s Old Port, southern France, Sunday, April 9, 2017. The two-round presidential election is set for April 23 and May 7. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

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

Melenchon’s rise is the latest surprise in a roller-coaster campaign that’s being closely watched around Europe, and in which anti-establishment populism has played a starring role.

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