A party commission which examined alleged fraud in Monday's Socialist Party leadership vote has announced that Martine Aubry won the bitter leadership contest against opponent Segolene Royal by 102 votes.
France's fractured Socialist Party will hear Tuesday if they have a new leader, after a bitter contest between Segolene Royal, who ran for president against Nicolas Sarkozy last year, and Lille mayor Martine Aubry.
France's feuding Socialists on Monday began examining allegations of irregularities in a party leadership vote that saw Martine Aubry, architect of the 35-hour work week, beat failed presidential candidate Ségolène Royal by a handful of votes.
After two weeks of voting to decide on the next party chief, the battle for leadership of France's Socialist Party could be heading for court. With the two rival candidates separated by a handful of contested votes, the outcome is anyone's guess.
Opponents to Ségolène Royal are pooling together to halt the former presidential candidate’s seemingly irresistible advance to the Socialist Party leadership. In the 14th district of Paris, the "All but Ségo" front is playing on friendly turf.
This week David Crossan’s guests on Politics include Socialist Party MEP Pervenche Beres and Green Party MEP Alain Lipietz. What now for the Socialist Party? A new alliance of the “plural left” including the Greens? (Part 2)
This week David Crossan’s guests on Politics include Socialist Party MEP Pervenche Beres and Green Party MEP Alain Lipietz. What now for the Socialist Party? A new alliance of the “plural left” including the Greens? (Part 1)
A bitterly-divided French Socialist party held their party congress over the weekend. There are still three candidates in play to become the opposition party's new leader. Will the party be able to one day reunite into a constructive opposition?