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In order of awkwardness, we’ll start with the campaign of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-leftist who has been shaking things up in the final days before the first round of the presidential election on April 23. While the name of Mélenchon’s umbrella movement, “La France Insoumise” rolls off the tongue in la langue de Molière, English-language media continue to grapple with a lyrical – if not literal –equivalent.
Paris, France - "Meme pas peur" is a slogan that was often heard in the French capital after the Charlie Hebdo and Hypercacher shootings that claimed 17 lives just over 10 months ago. The phrase, originally a childish retort literally translated as "Not even scared" but which is closer in meaning to "Who, me, scared?"
Paris, France - A quick glance at French media post-Paris attacks that killed 20, including three gunmen, finds that the initial collective unity has already given way to bickering, finger-pointing, and jockeying for political position.