Today France's Socialist party hold a run-off vote for its next leader, as Ségolène Royal and Martine Aubry battle to become the first woman to head the biggest party on the French left. In the initial vote yesterday, first place went to Royal with 43% of the vote. But it was not a big enough majority to win outright.
Aubry, the mayor of Lille (Jaques Delors daughter) and architect of France's 35-hour week, came second with 34%. The MEP Benoit Hamon took 22% and was knocked out of the next round.