Greens and Socialists do deal
The French Green Party has agreed to an electoral alliance with the Socialist Party (PS) for next year’s elections.
The deal included the Greens giving up their demand for the abandonment of nuclear power in return for support in winning seats in the parliamentary elections.
The deal also included agreement that the nuclear share of electricity production would gradually drop from 75% to 50% or a reduction of around 23 reactors over a period of time.
Opponents have said that the deal makes no sense, with French electricity costs being the cheapest in Europe and the potential loss of 300,000 jobs in the nuclear industry of the pact was implemented.
Currently the Greens have three of the 577 seats in the National Assembly and the Socialists have 186 seats.