In Airbus country, two-speed economy gives French left wings ahead of election

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By Michel Rose TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) – The vibrant southern French city of Toulouse, home to pan-European industrial champion Airbus, might seem an unlikely prize for the anti-free market, eurosceptic Jean-Luc Melenchon. But after Melenchon came top in the Toulouse constituency hosting the aerospace company in France’s presidential election, it is a seat his new left-wing alliance is targeting as it seeks to deprive President Emmanuel Macron of a parliamentary majority in the votes on Sunday and June 19. Speaking at a demonstration by healthcare workers in central Toulouse, the candidate …

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