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Macron hopes to gain if French Socialists pick leftwing candidate - Financial Times;

Macron hopes to gain if French Socialists pick leftwing candidate - Financial Times

Financial TimesMacron hopes to gain if French Socialists pick leftwing candidateFinancial TimesThe battle for France's centre-left presidential nomination between former prime minister Manuel Valls and leftwinger Benoît Hamon will settle the ideological war that has long convulsed the Socialist party. But the ultimate winner may be a candidate ...and more »

Socialists struggling to inspire as French presidential election approaches - The Conversation UK;

Socialists struggling to inspire as French presidential election approaches - The Conversation UK

The Conversation UKSocialists struggling to inspire as French presidential election approachesThe Conversation UKPaul Smith does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.and more »

The Brief: France's Bernie Sanders gives Brussels a sleepless night - EurActiv;

The Brief: France's Bernie Sanders gives Brussels a sleepless night - EurActiv

EurActivThe Brief: France's Bernie Sanders gives Brussels a sleepless nightEurActivThe French presidential elections keep throwing up problems for Brussels, which is keeping an uneasy eye on developments in Paris. If it isn't the nightmare scenario of a National Front victory and the possibility of Frexit, it's François Fillon ...and more »

French Socialist Presidential Candidate Wants Tax On US Imports If Paris Agreement Suspended - Daily Caller

French Socialist Presidential Candidate Wants Tax On US Imports If Paris Agreement SuspendedDaily CallerA socialist presidential candidate in France has pledged to place confiscatory taxes on U.S. imports if the Trump administration pulls out of the Paris climate agreement. Manuel Valls, who is seeking the Socialist Party nomination, told reporters ...and more »

French presidential hopeful Valls suggests tax on US imports - Irish Independent;

French presidential hopeful Valls suggests tax on US imports - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentFrench presidential hopeful Valls suggests tax on US importsIrish IndependentFrench presidential hopeful Manuel Valls has pledged to tax US imports if Donald Trump pulls America out of the global climate deal reached in Paris in 2015 and declares "economic war on Europe". Mr Valls, who seeks the Socialist nomination, proposed a ...and more »

France's 'Little Ben' Hamon matures into Socialist contender - Financial Times;

France's 'Little Ben' Hamon matures into Socialist contender - Financial Times

Financial TimesFrance's 'Little Ben' Hamon matures into Socialist contenderFinancial TimesBenoît Hamon was patronisingly nicknamed “Little Ben” when he entered national politics in the 1990s. When he quit the French government three years ago to protest its shift to the right, President François Hollande said of his then-education minister ...and more »

The battle for France's left down to final two - Reuters;

The battle for France's left down to final two - Reuters

ReutersThe battle for France's left down to final twoReutersBenoit Hamon, a former Socialist government rebel has won the first round of primaries to decide who will represent the country's beleagured Left in its presidential election; Now poised to meet ex-prime Minister Manuel Valls in a runoff. Scarlett ...and more »

Valls Ex-PM fights leftist outsider for French presidential nod - Pulse Nigeria

Valls Ex-PM fights leftist outsider for French presidential nodPulse NigeriaLeftist outsider Benoit Hamon will fight ex-prime minister Manuel Valls for the French Socialist presidential nomination next Sunday after winning the first round of a primary seen as a battle for the party's soul. Dismissed as a serious contender when ...and more »

How 'moderniser' Hamon and 'tough man' Valls plan to win over France's left - FRANCE 24;

How 'moderniser' Hamon and 'tough man' Valls plan to win over France's left - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24How 'moderniser' Hamon and 'tough man' Valls plan to win over France's leftFRANCE 24Manuel Valls and Benoît Hamon emerged Sunday as first-round winners of the left's presidential primaries. While Valls is seen as a law-and-order strongman, Hamon is viewed as a moderniser who advocates new ideas like a universal basic income.and more »

French left-wing primary: The 'two lefts' go to war - FRANCE 24;

French left-wing primary: The 'two lefts' go to war - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24French left-wing primary: The 'two lefts' go to warFRANCE 24The French papers focus on round one of the left-wing presidential primary which took place on Sunday. Benoit Hamon suprised many by finishing first, followed closely by former prime minister Manuel Valls in second. The two finalists represent two ...and more »

Why Macron is rubbing his hands with glee after Hamon's victory - The Local France

Why Macron is rubbing his hands with glee after Hamon's victoryThe Local FranceHere's why the maverick presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron will have been delighted at the result of the Socialist presidential primary. The last few months could not have gone better for Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old former banker, turned ...and more »

Gift horse - Breakingviews;

Gift horse - Breakingviews

BreakingviewsGift horseBreakingviewsThe presidential hopeful looks increasingly like the lone mainstream candidate in the country's coming election. It's a huge opportunity to attract voters turned off by more radical solutions from the left and right. Yet appearing conventional carries ...and more »

Leftwinger may win French Socialist ticket, but presidency beyond reach - Reuters;

Leftwinger may win French Socialist ticket, but presidency beyond reach - Reuters

ReutersLeftwinger may win French Socialist ticket, but presidency beyond reachReutersFormer French Prime Minister and candidate Manuel Valls reacts after the results in the first round of the French left's presidential primary election in Paris, France, January 22, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau. By Brian Love | PARIS. PARIS Radical ...and more »

Leftist Underdog Benoit Hamon Likely to Win French Socialist Primary to Be Presidential Candidate - Newsweek;

Leftist Underdog Benoit Hamon Likely to Win French Socialist Primary to Be Presidential Candidate - Newsweek

NewsweekLeftist Underdog Benoit Hamon Likely to Win French Socialist Primary to Be Presidential CandidateNewsweekA hard-left underdog candidate looks likely to win the presidential nomination for France's Socialist party in a primary race this week, after he won the first round of the primary on Sunday. Benoit Hamon, a former education minister who includes plans ...and more »

Hamon, Valls lead in first round of French socialist primaries: Early results - Press TV;

Hamon, Valls lead in first round of French socialist primaries: Early results - Press TV

Press TVHamon, Valls lead in first round of French socialist primaries: Early resultsPress TVFrench politicians Benoit Hamon and Manuel Valls are in the lead in the first round of the Socialist Party's primary elections in their quest to win the party's nomination for president in the 2017 polls, early results show. Preliminary vote counts ...and more »

Benoit Hamon: 'French Jeremy Corbyn' set to be Socialist candidate in surprise win - Evening Standard;

Benoit Hamon: 'French Jeremy Corbyn' set to be Socialist candidate in surprise win - Evening Standard

Evening StandardBenoit Hamon: 'French Jeremy Corbyn' set to be Socialist candidate in surprise winEvening StandardA radical Left-winger dubbed “France's Jeremy Corbyn” was today on course to become the ruling Socialist Party's candidate in presidential elections this spring. Benoit Hamon, 49, has caused a stir with his policies including giving a guaranteed income ...and more »

Benoit Hamon Leads Manual Valls in Socialist Presidential Race - French Tribune;

Benoit Hamon Leads Manual Valls in Socialist Presidential Race - French Tribune

French TribuneBenoit Hamon Leads Manual Valls in Socialist Presidential RaceFrench TribuneBenoit Hamon has advantage over former Prime Minister Manual Valls among socialist voters. Benoit Hamon has served as education minister under President Francois Hollande. Hamon will face Valls in the run-off vote for selection of presidential ...and more »

French Socialist Party Split Between Extremes Ahead Of Presidential Elections - Forbes;

French Socialist Party Split Between Extremes Ahead Of Presidential Elections - Forbes

ForbesFrench Socialist Party Split Between Extremes Ahead Of Presidential ElectionsForbesVoters on the left elected finalists to become their candidate in the presidential elections of April 2017 and the result showed a deep divide over the future and role of the Socialist Party and the left in general. Most votes went to radical Benoit ...and more »

French Socialists Set to Surrender Center to Rival Macron - Bloomberg;

French Socialists Set to Surrender Center to Rival Macron - Bloomberg

BloombergFrench Socialists Set to Surrender Center to Rival MacronBloombergFrench Socialists made one-time Education Minister Benoit Hamon the front-runner in their party's presidential primary, suggesting independent candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign may be in for a boost. Having wooed his party's base with a promise of ...and more »

Leftist newcomer takes lead in French Socialist primary - EUobserver;

Leftist newcomer takes lead in French Socialist primary - EUobserver

EUobserverLeftist newcomer takes lead in French Socialist primaryEUobserverNewcomer Benoit Hamon and former prime minister Manuel Valls qualified on Sunday (22 January) for the second round of France's left-wing presidential primary, in a contest that will shape the future of the ruling Socialist Party. Hamon, a 49-year old ...and more »