Socialist presidential primary: A major gamble for Hollande
For the first time in French history, a sitting president is likely to seek re-election through a primary contest. If the plan laid out this weekend by the Socialist Party is implemented, François Hollande will face off against several rivals to be the party's candidate for next year's presidential elections. There is actually a good chance he could be eliminated, given his abysmal poll numbers. He already has one declared adversary, his former Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg.