French Socialists


Former PM Valls Loses Lead in Socialist Primaries

PARIS – Former French prime minister Manuel Valls has lost his lead over leftist opponent Arnaud Montebourg ahead of the Socialist primaries, an Ifop poll, published by the weekly Journal du Dimanche, showed on Sunday. In case of a second-round

Emmanuel Macron

Popular Centre-Left French Politician Poised To Take On Socialists

PARIS (Reuters) – Young supporters of French economy minister Emmanuel Macron launched a think-tank advocating “left-wing liberalism” on Saturday, fuelling speculation that the popular former banker is laying the groundwork for grander political ambitions. Macron has won fans among France’s

Marine Le Pen

French Socialists In Panic Retreat From Le Pen Challenge

France’s Socialist Party on Monday said it would pull its candidates out of a third regional poll, that of eastern France, adding to its efforts to create an electoral “barricade” against Marine Le Pen, the party’s chief said on Monday.