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Well, the whole "intellectual" left has gone through the same process as I have : two or three days of canvassing all the possibilities (i.e. voting Macron, voting blank, not voting), then coming reluctantly to the conclusion that we don't have a choice.

It would be a whole lot easier if Macron were to actually pose as some sort of unity candidate, or alternatively, to STFU. He rants on in his irritating oratorial style (sort of like Hitler on extasy) about how he wants every vote to be an endorsement of his programme...

Meanwhile, the "popular" left has been subjected to attempts by the FN to attract their votes, by harping on alleged similarities in the programs of Le Pen and Mélenchon :

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Apr 28th, 2017 at 04:54:55 PM EST
Anglo-merican media picked up this campaign early last week. Notably, NPR's one and only correspondent in Paris Eleanor Beardsley at least once identified Le Pen as a far-left candidate.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon May 1st, 2017 at 12:50:49 PM EST
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