French legislative elections: socialists join broad-Left alliance

The French Socialist Party has agreed in principle, ahead of a final decision by its national committee, to engage in June's parliamentary elections as part of a leftwing alliance led by the radical-left LFI party and which also includes the Greens and communists. 

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France’s socialist party and the radical-left La France Insoumise (LFI) party led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who came third in last month's presidential elections, have reached an agreement in principle to form an alliance for June’s parliamentary elections, reports The Guardian.