France en Socialism Takes Over France, Again? <p>After François Hollande’s victory in the French presidential elections in May followed by socialist victories in the more recent legislative elections, many commentators declared a decisive swing to the Left in Europe’s second largest economy, at a moment of intense political paralysis in the Eurozone. This month historian Alice Conklin explores why the socialists won now in France, after two decades out of power, and what their return portends for the future of the country. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 14:24:28 +0000 Alice L. Conklin 22367 at Socialism Takes Over France, Again?