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French PM Manuel Valls announces resignation, will run for president

‘I am a candidate for the presidency of the republic,’ Valls said at his headquarters in the Parisian suburb of Evry. The PM said that he believes himself to be the politician with the right experience for the present international scene.
The French Socialist Party is to hold a two-round primary in January to choose its presidential candidate.
The first round of the French presidential vote is scheduled for April 23 next year with a run-off on May 7.

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