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Dr Rainbow Murray, Divided French left on verge of ‘collective failure’


The largest group of voters in the French presidential election doesn’t have a candidate. It has at least five. And that’s their problem – reports Bloomberg. Polls give very little chance of Socialist nominee Benoit Hamon making the second and decisive ballot on May 7. But it’s not for lack of potential voters. “Hamon has more credibility than Melenchon,” said Dr Rainbow Murray. “So people who want a ‘hard-left’ candidate with some actual prospect of winning are better off going for Hamon.”
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