Le Pen Not an Option For Melenchon

Jean-Luc Melenchon, the far left candidate who came fourth in the first round of France’s presidential election with nearly 20 percent of the vote, is polling core supporters on whether they will back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the second round.

Melenchon’s ‘France unbowed’ political movement said in a statement that none of it members would vote for far-right leader Marine Le Pen on May 7.

It said the poll would be restricted to members registered before last Sunday’s first round, and would offer three options; Choice 1. blank vote, choice 2. vote Macron, and choice 3. abstain.

Reuters

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.