The candidate of the ruling socialist party of France on a post of the President was the former Minister of education Benoit Amon. It is reported by RFI.
In the second round of primary elections Amon, representative of the left wing of the socialists, scored more than 58% of the vote. His rival, former Prime Minister Manuel Valls admitted his defeat with a score of 42%.
Amon is in favour of unconditional basic income around 750 euros for all French at the age of 18 years, for the reduction of working time, the reform of the state apparatus and the Constitution, as well as increased citizen participation in the legislative process and the legalization of marijuana.
It is noted that while opinion polls tipped the candidate of the socialist only a fifth place at the spring election with a large gap from the leaders of the presidential race, marine Le Pen and françois Fillon.
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