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Veteran candidate Mélenchon battles to show he is best-placed on Left to win French presidency

France

At his first major political rally ahead of next year's presidential elections, radical left politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon positioned himself as a bastion of the Left against the Right and far right in France.  The veteran founder of La France Insoumise also showed at the gathering in Paris that he was able to pull together a diverse range of figures from across the left of the political spectrum. Pauline Graulle reports.

Violence erupts at Éric Zemmour's first political rally in France

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Fights broke out between supporters of the polemicist and anti-racism protesters as he set out his 'zero immigration' vision for France.