by Jerome a Paris
Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 03:52:43 AM EST
See the thread below for a description of the candidates and the election.
UPDATE: Final results
82,04 % of party members voted
Ségolène Royal 60.62
% (106 839 votes)
Dominique Strauss-Kahn 20.83% (36 714 votes)
Laurent Fabius 18.54% (32 677 votes)
Earlier estimates below the fold, and press coverage in the Salon thread starting here.
According to most estimates provided at this time (23:45pm Paris time), Ségolène Royal has been chosen by 55-60% of the Socialist militants and will thus be the cnadidate of the Socialist Party for the Presidential election next April.
Estimates give Strauss-Kahn 35% and Fabius less than 10%.
That sounds like a pretty good result, with a strong endorsement for the candidate (winning in the first round) as well as, from my perspective, a very strong showing for Strauss-Kahn's modern social-democracy. A Royal/Strauss-Kahn 'ticket' (President/Prime Minister), implicit or explicit, will look attractive to a lot of people.
Put your results and comments in the thread. We'll update the front page with final results as they come.