François Hollande

Hollande favourite in French Socialist primary vote

France — Link

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'

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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

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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'

France — Investigation

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.