Keyword: François Hollande

French Socialist Party economics guru sees a middle road out of crisis

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Philippe Aghion is a senior economics advisor to François Hollande, the Socialist Party candidate in the French presidential elections due next spring. This Harvard university professor thinks he knows how to address the economic crisis in Europe, with a new approach to industry and innovation driven by a state-led strategy. The ideas he details in this interview with Ludovic Lamant may become, if Hollande becomes president, the lynchpin of the next French government's economic policies.

Hollande to take on Sarkozy after winning Socialist primaries

François Hollande has been elected French Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 presidential vote when he is expected to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy.

French Socialists set for final battle

The French Socilaist Party primary process that now pits François Hollande against Martine Aubry reaches the second round, final vote on Sunday.

No killer blows in French Socialists final primary debate

The two remaining candidates for the French Socialist Party's presidential nomination fought a tense but inconclusive televised debate Wednesday.

Ségolène Royal backs Hollande for primaries showdown

Ségolène Royal, beaten in first round of Socialist Party primaries to elect a presidential candidate, backs François Hollande ahead of the runoff.

French Socialist candidates face dogfight for party left

François Hollande and Martine Aubry have emerged as the finalists in the first round of voting in the French Socialist Party primaries held to choose a candidate in next year's presidential elections. As the showdown between the two approaches in a final poll next weekend, the major upset for both was the unexpectedly high score reached by the party's radical candidate Arnaud Montebourg. Both candidates must reach out to his supporters, and the testing task promises some lively debate in the coming days. Stéphane Alliès and Lénaïg Bredoux report.

Hollande, Aubry through to final round of Socialist primaries

François Hollande and Martine Aubry are winners of the first round of Socialist Party primaries, to be settled in a showdown vote next Sunday.

Hollande favourite in French Socialist primary vote

Socialist Party voters take part in France's first "open" presidential, primary election this weekend, with François Hollande tipped as favourite.

Partner of French Socialist presidential favourite was 'investigated by police'

Paris police deny making illegal enquiries into private life of Valerie Trierweiler, Socialist Party presidential hopeful François Hollande's companion.

French Socialist Party election overshadowed by love triangle

The Guardian discovers an 'oh, là, là' love triangle ready to disturb Socialist Party candidates in next year's presidential elections. Plus ça change...

French Socialist leaders 'knew of Strauss-Kahn 2002 sex attack allegations'

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Anne Mansouret, mai 2011. © Jade Lindgaard Anne Mansouret, mai 2011. © Jade Lindgaard

French Socialist Party leaders were informed about an alleged sexual assault by Dominique Strauss-Kahn upon 22 year-old journalist Tristane Banon in 2002 but failed to take action, her mother (photo) has told Mediapart. Socialist Party heavyweight Strauss-Kahn was expected to run as the party's candidate in next year's French presidential elections, which opinion polls widely forecast he would win until his arrest May 14th in New York on charges of sexually assaulting a hotel chambermaid.