French politics for dummies, item 56. Why is former right wing president Chirac cheering for the Socialist candidate?
It is not the anticipated celebration of another ugly victory of the French team at the Rugby World Cup that captured the media attention last week. It is the celebration of the victory of Francois Hollande in the Primaries for the Socialist candidate to the 2012 presidential election. Those Primaries are a ‘political innovation’ inspired [...]