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Former PM: DSK 'Mentally Ill'

Michel Rocard writes off fellow Socialist's political career

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been handed back his passport , bid farewell to the IMF , and, according to Socialist Party leader Martine Aubrey, will soon be returning to France—where controversy awaits. Michel Rocard, France's prime minister from 1988 to 1991, has told a French TV station that DSK's repeated... More »

Poll: French Voters Prefer DSK to Sarkozy

But most don't want Strauss-Kahn to run

(Newser) - If French voters had to choose between Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Nicolas Sarkozy in next year's presidential election, the incumbent would be out of a job, a new poll finds. Some 54% would opt for the former IMF chief currently charged with attempted rape, according to the Independent , which notes... More »

Sarkozy's Party Creamed by Left in French Vote

Socialist Party comes out ahead in French regional elections

(Newser) - Dissatisfied French voters dealt Nicolas Sarkozy's center-right ruling party a major blow in regional elections yesterday. Amid record-low turnout, Socialist and other leftist candidates dominated the first round of votes for France's 26 regional governments, AP reports. The far-right National Front also had its strongest showing in years. More »

Aubry Will Lead French Socialist Party After Vote

Rival Royal refuses to accept outcome of contentious recount

(Newser) - Martine Aubry has edged out rival Ségolène Royal to become the leader of France’s Socialist Party, the BBC reports. A recount of last week’s vote, requested by Royal, actually widened Aubry’s winning margin. Royal, the party’s presidential candidate last year, said she would not... More »

Royal Ahead as French Left Picks Leader

Defeated presidential candidate goes into runoff with big lead

(Newser) - Ségolène Royal has emerged as the strongest candidate to take over France's Socialist Party as a bitter leadership contest goes to a runoff today, Reuters reports. Royal, defeated by Nicolas Sarkozy in last year's presidential race, will face Martine Aubry, the mayor of Lille who as a minister... More »

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