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French Greens embrace Socialists and start joint presidential campaign

French electors have no environmental presidential candidate to vote for for the first time since the 1960s, with the Greens' man now campaigning alongside the Socialists.

French electors have no environmental presidential candidate to vote for for the first time since the 1960s, with the Greens' man now campaigning alongside the Socialists.

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Benoit Hamon wins the fight for the soul of French Socialism

More than 1.3 million voters took part in the run-off vote organised by the French Socialist Party to pick their candidate for the country's upcoming presidential election.

More than 1.3 million voters took part in the run-off vote organised by the French Socialist Party to pick their candidate for the country's upcoming presidential election.

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Who is Benoit Hamon?

It’s easy to say it now with hindsight but Benoit Hamon’s swift rise to the top shouldn’t really be much of a surprise.

It’s easy to say it now with hindsight but Benoit Hamon’s swift rise to the top shouldn’t really be much of a surprise.

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Fighting for the soul of Socialism in France

A run-off vote pits pro-business ex-premier Manuel Valls against hard-left lawmaker Benoit Hamon to be the party's presidential candidate. Analysts say it could fracture the party and potentially hand

A run-off vote pits pro-business ex-premier Manuel Valls against hard-left lawmaker Benoit Hamon to be the party's presidential candidate. Analysts say it could fracture the party and potentially hand

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France: socialists choose presidential candidate in run-off

French voters are choosing the socialist candidate for this year’s presidential election in a run-off vote which pits former prime minister Manuel Valls against hard-left hopeful Benoit…

French voters are choosing the socialist candidate for this year’s presidential election in a run-off vote which pits former prime minister Manuel Valls against hard-left hopeful Benoit…

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Hamon and Valls clash over the economy in TV debate

France’s remaining two candidates for the Socialist party’s presidential nomination have clashed over the credibility of their manifestos on prime time…

France’s remaining two candidates for the Socialist party’s presidential nomination have clashed over the credibility of their manifestos on prime time…

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Crowded field jostles for position as mud flies in French presidential race

With the Socialist candidate finally chosen this weekend, can either Manuel Valls or Benoit Hamon make a difference in the packed French presidential election race?

With the Socialist candidate finally chosen this weekend, can either Manuel Valls or Benoit Hamon make a difference in the packed French presidential election race?

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French left-wing presidential hopefuls take part in first TV debate

Seven candidates have taken part in the first French left-wing TV debate ahead of a primary to choose a candidate for this year's presidential race

Seven candidates have taken part in the first French left-wing TV debate ahead of a primary to choose a candidate for this year's presidential race

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Portugal says farewell to Mario Soares

The state funeral of Portugal’s former President Mario Soares is due to be held later today (Tuesday Jan.

The state funeral of Portugal’s former President Mario Soares is due to be held later today (Tuesday Jan.

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Spain's Socialists clear the way for Rajoy

The party has voted to abstain in crucial confidence vote, effectively enabling their conservative rivals to form a minority government and ending ten months of political deadlock

The party has voted to abstain in crucial confidence vote, effectively enabling their conservative rivals to form a minority government and ending ten months of political deadlock

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Spain's Socialist and Podemos parties set to start coalition talks

Can the leaders of Spain’s Socialist Party and anti-austerity newcomer Podemos finally end the country’s political stalemate? They are set to start

Can the leaders of Spain’s Socialist Party and anti-austerity newcomer Podemos finally end the country’s political stalemate? They are set to start

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Spain expects an end to seesaw Conservative-Socialist voting

A senior figure in Spain’s conservative People’s Party (PP) is in La Nucia, in the southeastern Alicante province for the day. Foreign Affairs

A senior figure in Spain’s conservative People’s Party (PP) is in La Nucia, in the southeastern Alicante province for the day. Foreign Affairs

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Many French voters shocked at Le Pen's breakthrough

Many French voters say the result of the first round of voting has come as a shock. The far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen made sweeping gains

Many French voters say the result of the first round of voting has come as a shock. The far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen made sweeping gains

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France's far right revs up for roaring performance in regional votes

The forecasts for the regional elections to take place in France this Sunday Dec. 6th are fraught with uncertainty. With the country on security

The forecasts for the regional elections to take place in France this Sunday Dec. 6th are fraught with uncertainty. With the country on security

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Spain: New political landscape as election campaign begins

Campaigning is now officially underway ahead of Spain’s general election on December 20. The ballot is set to break the mold of the traditional two

Campaigning is now officially underway ahead of Spain’s general election on December 20. The ballot is set to break the mold of the traditional two

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Will anti-austerity Portugal become the new Greece?

Is Portugal about to take the same path as Greece? That’s the question being asked as the country’s new Socialist government was sworn in promising

Is Portugal about to take the same path as Greece? That’s the question being asked as the country’s new Socialist government was sworn in promising

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Madrid to appeal Catalan road to independence from Spain

Madrid says it will file an appeal with the Constitutional Court following the Catalan parliament’s vote in favour of initiating proceedings for

Madrid says it will file an appeal with the Constitutional Court following the Catalan parliament’s vote in favour of initiating proceedings for

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Madrid residents react to Spain's political shake-up

Although Spain’s ruling People’s Party (PP) got more votes than any other party in Sunday’s (May 24) regional and local elections, it and the rival

Although Spain’s ruling People’s Party (PP) got more votes than any other party in Sunday’s (May 24) regional and local elections, it and the rival