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Philippe Poutou

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A blue collar worker and committed union leader, Poutou continues his day job while running for president. Although he left school with little in the way of formal qualifications, he caught the public eye with his activism and his (successful) efforts to keep his Ford gear-box factory open.

• Age: 44
• Party : NPA (New Anti-capitalist Movement, far-left Trotskyist)
• Campaign site: www.poutou2012.org
• Party site : www.npa2009.org
• facebook : philippe.poutou
• twitter : @philippepoutou