French left unites with sole aim of ousting Sarkozy Staff

4/23/2012 5:06:00 PM - Staff

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.