Jean-Luc Mélenchon was a cabinet minister in Lionel Jospin's government (2000-02) as well as a member of the French Senate (1986-2009). He was a long-time executive member of the Socialist Party (1977-2008). He left the PS in 2008 and created the Left Party which is part of a wider electoral coalition, the Left Front. This umbrella organisation is similar to Syriza in Greece and works closely with Die Linke in Germany. In May 2012, Jean-Luc Mélenchon ran for the French presidency. In the first round of the election, he secured 11.1% of the share of the votes nationally (over 4 million votes). Since 2009, Mélenchon has been an MEP.
Published in: HomeA warning and an invitation, to Europeans
On December 6, 2012, the Leader of France’s Left Front addressed a packed audience in the European Institute of...
Published in: Can Europe Make It?France is a universal nation: Mélenchon speaks out
In London last month to speak on a progressive alternative to the austerity policies which are being implemented...
Published in: HomeThe audit of a political campaign versus Marine Le Pen: Jean-Luc Melenchon in Henin-Beaumont
After a strong showing in the 2012 French Presidential election, Jean-Luc Melenchon took on Marine Le Pen in...