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Momentum for Left Unity with Benoît Hamon grows on French left.

Hearts Beating on French  Left as New Hope Rises.

A few weeks ago commentators were seriously contemplating that  the French Parti Socialiste would reduced to near electoral oblivion in the April May Presidential elections. 284 mots de plus

European Left

Moi, François #Hollande,si j'avais su...

Un président ne devrait pas dire ça? Il y a un fossé entre dire et faire; et bien rassurez vous, notre président a fait ce saut en avant. 453 mots de plus

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Left Candidate Benoît Hamon Tops French Socialist 'Primary'.

Benoît Hamon: Tops Socialist ‘Primary’. 

On Saturday a a joint member of the Labour Party and the French Parti Socialiste, who had been a supporter of President François Hollande, told me that she’d voted for the left candidate Benoît Hamon. 666 mots de plus

European Left

Gérard Filoche, standing in French Socialist 'Primary' to be Presidential Candiate... with 8 Others...,

From the Left, Gérard Filoche, Standing in French Socialist Primary.

9 candidates are bidding for Socialist primary (during the coming January) in France

RFI sums this up, 560 mots de plus

European Left

France: President François Hollande Selflessly Decides Not to Face Humiliation.

Bye-Bye Hollande.

French President François Hollande said on Thursday he would not seek re-election next year, bowing to historically low approval ratings after a troubled term in power. 904 mots de plus

European Left

Mitterrand's Election

Explain how Mitterrand and the Parti socialiste achieved presidential and governmental power in 1981.

After the presidential election of May 1981, François Mitterrand of the… 1 824 mots de plus


What is the usual turnout for primaries?

I have previously written about how the Australian Labor Party’s community preselection trials had turnout usually between 2-5% of the electorate. It prompted me to wonder whether it was the normal level of turnout for a primary or an anomaly. 1 083 mots de plus

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