How Mélenchon's spin doc was inspired by Bernie Sanders' campaign

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Sophia Chikirou, the French presidential election campaign communications director for radical-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, spent three months last year as a volunteer with the campaign team of Democrat presidential nominee contender Bernie Sanders, when she learnt how to offset a low budget with use of social media, the internet and hi-tech.  

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Sophia Chikirou was a secret emissary of France’s Communist-backed presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon to the US last year, embedded in Bernie Sanders’s campaign, reports Bloomberg.