French radical left leader Mélenchon to run for president in 2022


Melenchon, of the radical left La France Insoumise party, says he will run for the presidency for the third time he he won enough public support.

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The leader of France’s far-left party France Unbowed, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has said he will run for president in 2022 – if he gets 150,000 signatures of support from citizens. His announcement sparked criticism from many MPs, including from his side of the political spectrum, who denounced a "selfish" move that would divide the left, reports RFI.