Manuel Valls

Elysee crisis meeting after Brussels blasts...epa05225202 French president Francois Hollande (C) speaks with Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) and minister of defence Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) after they held a crisis defence meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 22 March 2016. A crisis meeting took place place following blasts in the departure hall of Zaventem airport and several metro stations in Brussels, Belgium, with media reporting at least a dozen casualties.  EPA/IAN LANGSDON

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French president Francois Hollande speaks with Prime Minister Manuel Valls and minister of defence Jean-Yves Le Drian after they held a crisis defence meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris 

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C)...France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C) flanked by French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll (L) and  French Senate Didier Guillaume (R) laughs at a meeting during his visit the 'Salon de l'Agriculture' (Agriculture Fair), in Paris, on February 29, 2016. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

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France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C) flanked by French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll (L) and French Senate Didier Guillaume (R) laughs at a meeting during his visit the ‘Salon de l’Agriculture’ in Paris 

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C), ...French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C), French Agriculture minister and Government spokesperson Stephane Le Foll (L) and French Economy and Industry minister Emmanuel Macron talk to journalists after a meeting amid a crisis in France's agricultural sector in Paris on February 8, 2016.   French farmers have carried out a string of demonstrations for nearly two weeks against the falling prices of their products, demanding structural measures to strengthen price rates. / AFP / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C), French Agriculture minister and Government spokesperson Stephane Le Foll (L) and French Economy and Industry minister Emmanuel Macron talk to journalists after a meeting amid a crisis in France’s agricultural sector in Paris. French farmers have carried out a string of demonstrations for nearly two weeks against the falling prices of their products, demanding structural measures to strengthen price rates. 

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) t...French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) tests out a machine at the factory of Haulotte, which manufactures people and material lifting equipment, in Saint-Etienne on April 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUDJEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls tests out a machine at the factory of Haulotte, which manufactures material lifting equipment, in Saint-Etienne

France's newly appointed Prime minister Manuel Valls (L) speaks with French President Francois Hollande before the first cabinet meeting of his government, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on April 4, 2014.

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Manuel Valls (left), France’s newly appointed prime minister, meets President François Hollande before the first cabinet meeting of his government, at the Élysée Palace in Paris.

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.