French Socialists jostle for position

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Series Details 22.9.11
Publication Date 22/09/2011
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The Socialist Party in France is still leading in the opinion polls seven months ahead of the presidential election in 2012. However, who will be the Socialist Party candidate. There are six contenders and there is also the 'damaged' Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the background. The decision was due to be made on the 9 October 2011 in an unprecedented primary election in France.

These features preview and report on the first round of the primaries on the 9 October 2011. See separate record for the preview features and reports of the results of the second round of primaries on the 16 October 2011.

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