A French presidential candidate held 7 rallies at once with this technology

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French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon is streamed live via hologram to a rally on February 5, 2017 in Paris, France.
French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon is streamed live via hologram to a rally on February 5, 2017 in Paris, France.

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A French presidential candidate is trying to squeeze in all the rallies he can before the first round of voting begins in a matter of days — and the best way to do that is to be in multiple places at once. 

Jean-Luc Mélenchon spoke simultaneously at seven rallies on Tuesday. He was physically present at one, while his image (almost but not technically a hologram) was projected to crowds in six other locations. 

The technology works by recording Mélenchon and projecting his image on a screen on the floor of each stage, according to Le Parisien.

The screens create the illusion of a 3D Mélenchon so long as folks look at him from the front. Move to the side, and he becomes paper-thin. 

The far-left candidate did this once before, in February, but that one holographic showing was just a tune-up. 

Mélenchon is one of four candidates with a legitimate shot at the presidency. The first round of voting is set to take place on April 23. Assuming no candidate wins a majority (and that looks pretty much impossible), a run-off between the top two candidates will take place on May 7. 

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