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Benoit Hamon – the ‘French Bernie Sanders’ – Goes from Underdog to Socialist Favourite | The Local

UPDATE, Jan 30, 2017

Benoit Hamon won the Socialist Party Primary in France. He is still considered the underdog of the 2017 Election, which will be held on Sunday, April 23.

Benoit Hamon Is Known as the Bernie Sanders of France — and He Just Won the Socialist Party Primary for President | Los Angeles Times


My French genes are singing…!

Benoit Hamon – the ‘French Bernie Sanders’ – Goes from Underdog to Socialist Favourite (Link)

“Benoit Hamon, who was a surprise winner of the first round of the French Socialists’ presidential primary on Sunday, was the furthest to the left of the top three contenders. Hamon, 49, whose signature proposal is the introduction of a universal basic income, shot up in voter surveys during a rushed campaign that saw three debates in little over a week in January.” […] ~ The Local – France’s News in English

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JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

4 Comments

  1. Eyes on Europe and The Middle East

    Hello Joann. It will be very difficult for the left in France to get into the second tour of the presidential vote this year. In France we’ll have probably Fillon or LePen. This is bad. Hope the polls will be refuted again. Hamon or Macron at least to get into the second tour i’d love to but it seems difficult from my point of view

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thank you for your commentary, “Eyes.” It’s so informative to hear insights from people on the scene. I wish the best for France.

  2. Animalista Untamed

    Good news. We need some with neofascism rearing its ugly head.

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