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Benoit Hamon - the 'French Jeremy Corbyn' - goes from underdog to Socialist runner - The Local France

Benoit Hamon, who was a surprise winner of the French Socialists presidential primary on Sunday, was the furthest to the left of the top three contenders. Benoit Hamon, who clinched the presidential nomination for the French Socialist party on Sunday ...and more »

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

Benoît 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 »

With French Socialists in Crisis, Manuel Valls and Benoît Hamon Head to Runoff - New York Times

BOISSEUIL, France — A furious Jean-Marc Ducourtioux shouted with his fellow union members as they banged on the plexiglass window of a meeting hall in small-town France. Inside was Manuel Valls, the former Socialist prime minister, who was campaigning ...and more »

'It has no chance': Socialist party heading for implosion in French elections - The Guardian

A logo for the French Socialist party primary election above an empty desk at a news conference in Paris. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters. French presidential election 2017. 'It has no chance': Socialist party heading for implosion in French ...and more »

French Socialists in hunt for the candidate with a populist touch to challenge Le Pen - The Guardian

Benoit Hamon arrives to deliver a speech as part of his campaign for the left wing primary election in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA. French presidential election 2017 · The Observer. French Socialists in hunt for the candidate with a ...and more »

Benoît Hamon tops poll in first round of French Socialist primary race - The Guardian

Benoît Hamon wants to introduce a universal basic income and legalise cannabis. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images. French presidential election 2017. Benoît Hamon tops poll in first round of French Socialist primary race. Leftwing outsider to ...and more »

FRANCE: Pro basic income candidate set to win socialist primary election - Basic Income News

Vocal supporter of basic income, Benoit Hamon came out first in the first round of the socialist primary. He now stands a serious chance to become the Socialist candidate for the French presidential election. Update 30/01/2017: As we predicted, Benoit ...and more »

France election: Hamon and Valls in run-off for Socialist candidacy - BBC News

Left-wing ex-Education Minister Benoit Hamon and ex-PM Manuel Valls will contest a run-off to become the Socialist candidate in France's presidential election in April. It was clear the pair would advance from a field of seven after half the votes were ...and more »

French Socialist primaries down to final two candidates in 'battle for the left' - RFI

France held the first round of its left-wing presidential primary on Sunday, with former education minister and Socialist "rebel" Benoît Hamon coming in first with roughly 36% of the vote. Former prime minister Manuel Valls came in second, with around ...and more »

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

The 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 »