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Manuel Valls (the Man who Missed the Boat), Prime Minister 2014-2016 during the ignominious Hollande presidency.

He was re-elected to parliament in 2017 (PS), promptly defected to Macron, then resigned to meet his destiny as Mayor of his home town, Barcelona.

Unfortunately they didn't need a Blairist, and with his centre-right Ciudadanos, he came fourth, well behind Ada Colau. He resigned in August 2021, but nobody noticed.

Big news of the day : he has been nominated by La République en Marche as candidate for the legislatives, in the 5th Foreign district (Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Monaco).

A fitting destiny? He should never have left Evry, where I've been told he was a capable mayor. The Peter principle.  

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue May 3rd, 2022 at 03:49:53 PM EST

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