Hamon, Valls Push Montebourg Out of French Presidential Contest
Benoît Hamon and Manuel Valls win the first round in the Socialist primary.
- Former education minister Benoît Hamon and former prime minister Manuel Valls have won the first voting round in the French Socialist Party’s presidential primary.
- Arnaud Montebourg, a former industry minister, finished third. He has endorsed his fellow leftist Hamon.
- Polls suggest Valls, a social democrat, would be more competitive in a general election.