On the dissatisfaction with the establishment shown through the French election results

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“ …like Macron, Mélenchon benefited from a campaign fought outside the traditional party framework. In an election in which strong turnout did not imply satisfaction with the status quo – quite the contrary – this dimension is an important one. The surveys IFOP cited thus suggest that three-quarters of those who declare themselves ‘without party preference’ split equally between Mélenchon, Macron, and Le Pen ”

Roger Martelli, ‘The Left is Alive’, Jacobin Magazine

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