France’s divided left looks set for defeat in first-round elections

France’s divided left looks set for defeat in first-round elections
 

This weekend is billed as the “final round” in the battle of France’s bitterly, almost fatally, divided left.
Two big weekend rallies pit Benoît Hamon versus Jean-Luc Mélenchon: the socialist left versus the hard left, a battle that seems set to ensure that neither will win the ultimate struggle to become the country’s next leader.
Mélenchon’s La France Insoumise (Unbowed France) movement marched on the Bastille yesterday; Hamon, the Parti Socialiste (PS) candidate, will hold a rally today at the AccorHotels arena at Bercy, not far from his former office when a junior economy minister in... read more

 
19 March 2017 in World News, Views: 45
Source: Guardian
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