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Key Figures in France's Left-Wing New Popular Front Bloc

France's left-wing New Popular Front is an alliance formed for a snap parliamentary election called by President Macron. Key figures include Jean-Luc Melenchon of France Unbowed, Marine Tondelier of the Greens, Raphael Glucksmann of the Socialist Party, and Laurent Berger, former head of the CFDT trade union.
France's left-wing New Popular Front (NFP) is an alliance formed after President Emmanuel Macron called for a snap parliamentary election.

The bloc, comprising the Communist Party, France Unbowed, the Green Party, and the Socialist Party, is challenging the far-right and ruling centrists.

If initial projections are confirmed, Macron would need to appoint a prime minister from the NFP, though the bloc hasn't disclosed its pick yet.

Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of France Unbowed, is a prominent figure in French left-wing politics and has run for president three times.

Marine Tondelier, leader of the Greens, is known for her opposition to the far-right National Rally and Le Pen.

Raphael Glucksmann, of the Socialist Party, led the party to a near-14% vote share in the recent European elections.

Laurent Berger, former head of the CFDT trade union, is suggested as a unifying prime minister candidate despite his own reluctance.

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