Francois Hollande, France’s first Socialist president since 1995, will consider party stalwarts including parliamentary leader Jean-Marc Ayrault and Martine Aubry, author of the 35-hour work week, as top ministers.
France’s Socialist Party supporters began voting to choose their candidate to challenge President Nicholas Sarkozy in the May 2012 elections in a runoff that is attracting more voters than the first round, early returns show.
French Socialist leader Martine Aubry leads President Nicolas Sarkozy by 51 percent to 49 percent in a poll on second-round presidential-election voting intentions, Le Figaro reported on its Website, citing a CSA poll.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy would lose an election against three potential opponents from the Socialist Party, with International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn holding the largest margin, a poll said.
France’s opposition Socialists may cast out Segolene Royal, their 2007 presidential nominee, when they begin choosing a candidate to lead them against Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s election, a poll shows.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy would lose to International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn or the Socialist Party’s current leader, Martine Aubry, if elections were held now, a CSA poll showed .