Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Joys of Progressivism

A prominent French Socialist is not very optimistic about the future.
A leading French Socialist on Monday expressed hope that the party will not suffer too heavy a defeat in the coming parliamentary elections that could kill off any chance for renewal.

Former finance minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn made the candid admission during a campaign swing through the Lyon region ahead of the June 10-17 elections.

"It would be reasonable to think that the left is not going to win a majority in the National Assembly," said Strauss-Kahn, who lost the Socialist nomination for the presidential vote to Segolene Royal.

Calling on the party to engage in serious soul-searching about its future and its policies, Strauss-Kahn said "we must not suffer too heavy a defeat in the legislative elections for this debate to be carried out calmly."

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