Buoyant French left set to select its champion

Buoyant French left set to select its champion

With poll after poll suggesting they are within touching distance of ousting President Nicolas Sarkozy, France's left-wing opposition will vote to choose a champion on Sunday in determined mood.

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Socialists line up for battle of the books

French Socialists duel in Strauss-Kahn’s shadow

French Socialists duel in Strauss-Kahn’s shadow

The Economist slams Socialist ‘dinosaurs’

The Economist slams Socialist ‘dinosaurs’

Big turnout as French left picks its candidate

Big turnout as French left picks its candidate

Former partner Royal backs Hollande

Former partner Royal backs Hollande