The current favourite to be the Parti Socialiste candidate in next year's French Presidential Election is Francois Hollande, a former leader of the party, who is a member of the Assemblee nationale. You may have read about him - but if you haven't seen him in action (sadly British and US TV don't give much coverage to French politics) - here is your chance.
He spoke during a debate in the assemblee nationale's session last week (in effect, the Parlement was recalled to discuss the economic situation and the government's "emergency" budget)
PLFR 2011 : François Hollande by francoishollande
M. Hollande's website is
His main rival is Martine Aubry -