April 19, 2012
Is the Left the Real Story in the French Vote?
Josh Keating, FP Passport
I wonder if, when the dust settles, the real story of this election might be the resurgence of the French "left of the left," in the person Left Party candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon. The 60-year-old ex-Trotskyite who left the labor party in 2008 when he felt it had moved to far to the center, favors confiscating income above 35,000 euros per year and outlawing layoffs by profitable companies.
TAGGED: France, Jean-Luc Melenchon