Rift between Melenchon-Zemmour supporters over Le Pen's support

AFP , Ahram Online , Sunday 10 Apr 2022

Jean-Luc Melenchon, the far-left candidate who came in third place in the first round of France's presidential vote Sunday, urged his supporters to refrain from voting for far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the run-off against centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron.

Jean-Luc M lenchon and ric Zemmour. AFP

"We know who we will never vote for... Not a single vote must go to Mrs. Le Pen," Melenchon said at his party headquarters in Paris, stopping short of telling supporters they should back Macron.

French extreme-right candidate Eric Zemmour on Sunday urged his supporters to vote for far-right leader Marine Le Pen in her run-off against President Emmanuel Macron on April 24.

"I don't make a mistake over who my opponents are. I call on my voters to vote for Marine Le Pen," Zemmour told supporters after being knocked out of the contest in the first round.

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