Wednesday Apr 9
French Prime Minister Valls kowtows to racists, bankers
In his speech yesterday outlining his political agenda, incoming Socialist Party Prime Minister Manuel Valls laid out plans for deep social cuts and made militaristic, law-and-order appeals to the neo-fascist National Front 's growing political base.
Anti-Roma xenophobe Valls, France's new Prime Minister
French papers focus on the exportation [sic; deportation] of a 15-year-old Roma girl who was seized by police while on a school trip.
French Interior Minister named new PM
French President Francois Hollande on Monday named Interior Minister Manuel Valls to head his new "fighting" executive team, replacing Jean-Marc Ayrault after the Socialists suffered a severe setback in local elections.
New PM, first female Paris mayor on agenda in French vote
French voters go to the polls on Sunday for a second round of local elections that will result in Paris having a female mayor for the first time and, possibly, the country having a new prime minister.
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French left joins forces to stem far right surge
Deputy Mayor and French Socialist party candidate for the Paris municipal elections Anne Hidalgo delivers a speech after first results of the municipal elections are known, in Paris, on March 23, 2014.