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Paul Smith Interviewed on FRANCE 24

France 24 Paul Smith


'Great ideas never die': New leader aims to revive French Socialists 

The new leader of France's Socialists, Olivier Faure, told supporters to bury internal divisions on Sunday and rally behind his bid to bring the party back from the political wilderness where it has languished since an electoral defeat last year.

The party of former President Francois Hollande lost power in May 2017 and limped into fifth place in the presidential race, as Emmanuel Macron, backed by an upstart movement, swept away mainstream forces that had governed France for decades.

Associate Professor in French and Francophone Studies at the University of Nottingham, Paul Smith, comments. 

For Dr Paul Smith please click on the second France 24 video in the article.

Posted on Thursday 12th April 2018

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