Far-left voters become France’s reluctant kingmakers

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PARIS — Jean-Luc Mélenchon was on the verge of sending Marine Le Pen to retirement.

For a few hours Sunday night, the far-left leader of France Unbowed was only 0.8 percentage points from overtaking his far-right rival and heading to a second-round face-off with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Then the dust settled, the votes were tallied and Mélenchon soon realized he’d have to settle for a consolation prize: kingmaker.

There’s only one problem. It’s not clear that Mélenchon or his supporters really want to appoint a king.

While Mélenchon himself is a staunch Le Pen opponent,

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