Former socialist minister Philippe Martin sentenced to two years in prison for fictitious employment

Philippe Martin, former deputy for the Gers and minister of ecology in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault, at the National Assembly, in February 2017. LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP The president of the departmental council of Gers, Philippe Martin (Socialist Party), who was minister of ecology during the five-year term of François Hollande, was sentenced, Tuesday, … Read more

Paul Quilès, socialist figure and former minister of François Mitterrand, is dead

Paul Quilès, November 10, 2005 in Carmaux, in the Tarn. GEORGES GOBET / AFP He had long accompanied François Mitterrand, of whom he was the campaign manager during his victory in the presidential election in May 1981. Former minister Paul Quilès died, Friday, September 24, at the age of 79, announced one of his daughters, … Read more

The Socialist Party does not accept the candidacy of Ségolène Royal in the elections of the senators of the French abroad

Ségolène Royal, October 12, 2016, then Minister of Ecology. ALAIN JOCARD / AFP “A decision of division and unnecessary humiliation”. The reaction of Ségolène Royal did not take long, a few hours after the announcement of the Socialist Party (PS) to choose Yan Chantrel as candidate for the elections of the senators of the French … Read more

candidate, Stéphane Le Foll calls for a primary in the Socialist Party

The mayor of Le Mans and former minister, Stéphane Le Foll, here in December 2015. MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE / AFP The mayor of Le Mans (Socialist Party, PS), Stéphane Le Foll, announces, Sunday, July 18, in an interview with Sunday newspaper, his candidacy for the presidential election in 2022 for which he claims a primary within … Read more

The socialist mayor of Marseille, Benoît Payan, jostled by environmentalists

The socialist mayor of Marseille, Benoît Payan, on the day of his election as the first city councilor, on December 21, 2020. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP This is not the birthday that Benoît Payan dreamed of. One year after the victory of the Marseilles Spring in the municipal elections, six months after taking office to … Read more