French left unites with sole aim of ousting Sarkozy

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Apr 23, 2012 5:06 PM
French left unites with sole aim of ousting Sarkozy

The first round of France's 2012 presidential election saw the left wing candidates gain the highest percentage of the vote since 1981. They now have one common goal - to oust French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the run-off vote on May 6.

Radical left-wing maverick Jean-Luc Melenchon believes he “holds the key” to who becomes the next president of France.

Melenchon polled 11.11% of the first round vote on Sunday, coming in fourth place behind Francois Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy and the National Front’s Marine Le Pen.