French Green defections continue as divided Socialists hold summer conference


Departure of EELV's Senate leader Jean-Vincent Placé follows decision by a senior MP to quit the environmental party.

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A second leading member of France's Green party, EELV, quit the movement on Friday ... a rare piece of good news for President François Hollande's Socialists, who hold their annual summer school this weekend. But it won't be all peace and love there, either, with a fresh row blowing up over the 35-hour work week, reports RFI.