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Who is Jean-Luc Melenchon, France's hard-left leader?

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72-year-old Jean-Luc Melenchon is one of the most prominent - and divisive - figures in the left-wing New Popular Front alliance, which scored a shock victory in French parliamentary elections. Melenchon is known for his unbridled tax-and-spend proposals, class war rhetoric and controversial foreign policy positions.

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