Aux Armes, Citoyens!
Last night, Le Parti Socialiste (French Socialist Party) inaugurated its first-ever presidential primary. To be run over two rounds, the conclusion will take place next Sunday, when both party members and citizens—prepared to sign a declaration supporting values of the left—will choose between the centrist François Hollande (who won last night’s first round with 39 percent of the vote) and the more traditionalist Martine Aubry (who obtained 31 percent). While it is still unclear who the Socialists will elect to face French President Nicolas Sarkozy next spring, what is beyond doubt now is that there are already two clear winners—beyond Monsieur Hollande and Madame Aubry.
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This article was originally published in The Huffington Post.
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