New Socialist Party (France)

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New Socialist Party (French: Nouveau parti socialiste, NPS) is an organized caucus in the French Socialist Party. The NPS made up part of the left wing of the party.

The NPS was founded in October 2002 by Arnaud Montebourg, Vincent Peillon, Julien Dray (former member of the Socialist Left) and Benoît Hamon.

At the Dijon Congress in 2003, the NPS motion obtained 16.88%. At the 2005 Le Mans Congress, the NPS motion obtained 23.54%. However, the NPS imploded following the Le Mans Congress, with Arnaud Montebourg founding the Renovate Now faction and Peillon, Hamon, and Emmanuelli continuing a rump NPS.

The rump NPS split again before the Reims Congress, when Peillon left the NPS, which supported Benoît Hamon's motion, to support Ségolène Royal's motion.

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