29 Mar 2017
The former premier cited the "risks" of a Le Pen victory in confirming his support for Macron, in an interview with BFM TV. Le Pen pounced on the defection as proof of her claim that Macron is effectively a surrogate for outgoing President Francois Hollande.
30 Jan 2017
France's divided Socialists picked leftwinger Benoit Hamon as their presidential nominee Sunday, in the latest twist of a roller-coaster election race that has seen conservative frontrunner Francois Fillon engulfed in scandal.
23 Jan 2017
Outsider Benoit Hamon will fight ex-prime minister Manuel Valls for the French Socialist presidential nomination next Sunday, after winning the first round of a primary seen as a battle for the party's soul.
22 Jan 2017
France's Socialists voted Sunday in the first round of their presidential primary with candidates including former prime minister Manuel Valls seeking traction in an election tilting to the right.
10 Jan 2017
The worries are mounting for former French PM Manuel Valls as he bids to clinch the Socialist party nomination for this year's presidential election: sliding poll numbers, disappointing crowds and a muddled message.
6 Dec 2016
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was appointed as the new prime minister on Tuesday after Manuel Valls resigned to seek the Socialist nomination in the presidential election, the presidency said.
6 Dec 2016
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is set to resign on Tuesday to free himself to do battle for the Socialist nomination in next year's presidential election.
5 Dec 2016
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will on Monday announce he is running to become the Socialist candidate for president in elections next year, sources close to him have told AFP.
2 Dec 2016
French President Francois Hollande's dramatic announcement that he will not seek a second term opens the way for his prime minister Manuel Valls to make a bid for power in next year's increasingly open election.
6 Sep 2016
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday a recount should be held of the votes in Gabon's disputed presidential election.
1 Sep 2016
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday demanded a "clear halt" to negotiations towards an ambitious US-EU trade agreement as Germany's leader stressed her continued support for the contentious pact.
30 Jul 2016
Muslim and Christian groups will hold vigils for a French priest murdered by jihadists Saturday, as authorities charged a man in connection with the brutal church attack that rocked the nation.