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Far-Left Leader Emerges as No. 1 Rival for Macron as Vote Looms

  • French voters head to polls on Sunday to elect lawmakers
  • Melenchon’s left-wing alliance could disrupt Macron’s plans
Jean-Luc Melenchon
Jean-Luc MelenchonPhotographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

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Jean-Luc Melenchon called on his supporters to turn out in mass in Sunday’s legislative election, as polls suggest his left-wing alliance poses the biggest threat to President Emmanuel Macron’s chances of securing a parliamentary majority.