Manuel Valls and the daunting challenge of uniting the left

Manuel Valls and the daunting challenge of uniting the left

Manuel Valls, who will resign as French prime minister Tuesday to run for the left-wing presidential primary, is a self-styled law-and-order strongman. Spanish-born Valls, 54, faces an uphill struggle to unite the divided French left. He is outspokenly pro-business and wants to modernise France’s Socialist Party, which he said he wanted to rename in 2007, […]