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French elections: the divided left fights against its own race

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French elections: the divided left fights against its own race

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When Mitterrand won the presidency in 1981, he faced five leftist and environmentalist candidates in the first round. However, his first-round vote was 25% and his closest rival was the communist, Georges Marchais, with 9%, the same as top leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon votes today.

French elections: the divided left fights against its own race

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