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Mélenchon, eyeing French presidency, plans to attack Macron on his African flank

La France Insoumise leader, Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
La France Insoumise leader, Jean-Luc Mélenchon. © Vincent Isore/IP3 PRESS/MAXPPP
Jean-Luc Mélenchon is increasingly using Emmanuel Macron's policies on Africa to attack the centrist leader as the clock ticks down to France's 2022 presidential election, in which the far-left firebrand has already declared himself a candidate. Africa Intelligence asks why, and takes a look at the people in Mélenchon's rejigged diplomatic team. [...] (847 words)
Issue dated 15/12/2020 Reading time 4 minutes
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