Hamon to be nominated French Socialist Party’s presidential candidate

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DUSHANBE, 30.01.2017. /NIAT Khovar/. France's Former Education Minister Benoit Hamon has won the Socialist Party's presidential primary and thus will be nominated the party's presidential candidate, TASS reports.

According to a count of votes from around 60% of polling stations (4,322), in the second round of the primary, Hamon garnered 58.65% of the vote while his rival, former Prime Minister Manuel Valls got 41.35%.

According to preliminary data, 1,900,000 to 2,100,000 voters took part in the second round of the primary which is less compared to the previous primary when 2,600,000 voters participated with 1,600,000 giving their vote to Francois Hollande.

Manuel Valls has already congratulated Benoit Hamon on his win and said that now he is the socialist candidate. He wished Hamon success in this spring's presidential election.

A total of seven candidates had struggled hard against each other before the first round of the primary while Hamon and Valls made in into the second round. Both candidates had stated that they would call on their supporters to vote for the primary's winner when presidential election comes.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan