Socialist utopia a hard sell for France

Former French education minister and candidate in the left-wing primary for the 2017 French presidential election, Benoit Hamon, gestures as he speaks during a televised debate with opposing candidate former French prime minister Manuel Valls, ahead of the primary's second-round runoff, in a TV studio in La Plaine-Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on January 25, 2017.AFP / POOL / bertrand GUAY

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 27, 2017, on page 11.




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