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Mostly Hollande, Valls, Le Drian and the "social-liberal" crowd, who antagonized the left electorate by steering the government to a neolib course, away from the platform they campaigned for in 2012.

What really precipitated the crisis was the voters decision to nominate a candidate with a real left wing program - Hamon - instead of the anointed Valls during last January's primaries. This gave the third-wayers the excuse to jump ship and openly support Macron, effectively sinking their own party.

by Bernard on Thu May 4th, 2017 at 08:02:14 PM EST
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I find it hard to see how the PS get out of the hole they have dug themselves. There is a ferocious battle going on within the upper ranks of the party, and the outcome may well be that they pitch for an alliance with Macron up front, before the legislatives.

If they do that, while keeping the logo, there is nowhere for the decent party members (and MPs) to go but left.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu May 4th, 2017 at 09:08:44 PM EST
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