Désir’s Very Expected Parti Socialiste Victory

On Thursday, October 18, members of the Parti Socialiste (PS) voted in the second round of elections to determine the party’s First Secretary. As expected, PS member Harlem Désir won the race with 77.44% of the votes, while his opponent Emmanuel Maurel received 27.56%, according to the latest statistics. In any other election, this margin […]

Half-Satisfying Victory for Harlem Désir, Likely Head of the PS

According to the polls released on October 12th, Harlem Désir will soon become the head of the Parti Socialiste (PS), with the support of 68.42% of the socialist militants supporters and assuming an electoral turn out of about 50%.  The result, though a success, was considerably lower than expected. Members of Désir’s staff had predicted […]

The Parti Socialiste Chooses Désir as President

This morning September 12, after a series of negotiations during its Congress in Toulouse, the Parti Socialiste (PS) has chosen Harlem Désir to succeed Martine Aubry as head of the PS. Former number 2 of the party, Désir was one of the favorites for this position, along with Jean Christophe Cambadélis. With support from powerful ministers, such […]

Socialist Party to Choose New Leader

The question of who will succeed Martine Aubry as the leader of the Parti Socialiste (PS) is the one that is currently occupying all of its members. Aubry, the current First Secretary of the party, announced at the summer forum in La Rochelle that she would not apply for a second term. So far, two candidates are favored: Harlem […]