France's outgoing Prime minister Jean-Ma...France's outgoing Prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) waves as he leaves the Hotel Matignon after the take over ceremony, on April 1, 2014 at in Paris. France's new Prime Minister Manuel Valls faced a delicate balancing act as he set about forming a new government tasked with reviving the economy and reining in public financesAFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURELIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images

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France’s departing prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, leaves the Hôtel Matignon after a handover ceremony in Paris. He has been replaced by Manuel Valls, who poses a potential threat to President François Hollande, whose popularity remains low. 


French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault ...French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) waits for the arrival of his Italian counterpart prior to their meeting on October 25, 2013 at the Hotel Matignon in Paris.    AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

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