France: socialists choose presidential candidate in run-off

French voters are choosing the socialist candidate for this year's presidential election in a run-off vote which pits former prime minister Manuel Valls against hard-left hopeful Benoit Hamon. Around 7000 polling stations across France opened early on Sunday. The run-off follows last week's seven-way primary. A range of liberal measures, including a universal monthly income for all French citizens has seen Hamon's popularity surge. Kicked out of Valls government in 2014 due to...

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