French Socialists Nominate Far-Left Hamon for Presidency
Benoît Hamon defeats the former prime minister, Manuel Valls.
- French Socialists nominated Benoît Hamon, a former education minister, as their presidential candidate on Sunday.
- Hamon got 58 percent support in a second voting round against 41 percent for his opponent, the former prime minister Manuel Valls.
- Hamon is to the left of the party. His policies include the legalization of marijuana and the introduction of a universal basic income.