Socialist Edges Toward Becoming France's First Female President

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A media-darling who calls herself an outsider and promises to "change the face of politics" in France has won the Socialist Party's nomination for president. Ségolène Royal won the nomination after an American-style primary, which included TV debates with her two male rivals. They accused her of betraying the party's core values and having a slim grasp of international affairs. She says her new approach to issues and politics will give the Socialists their first victory over the center-right since 1995.




Warren Olney