French PM urged to prepare presidential bid if Hollande balks at running

French PM urged to prepare presidential bid if Hollande balks at running
 

Socialist lawmakers are urging Prime Minister Manuel Valls to prepare a run for the French presidency in place of Francois Hollande, whose chances of being re-elected next May they see as increasingly remote.
Hollande's poll ratings have made dismal reading for months. An opinion poll early in October put the Socialist in 12th place among voters choosing a good president.
Before he has even declared officially that he will be a candidate, Hollande's campaign was thrown further off-course last week by the publication of a book, "A President Shouldn't Say That", written by two Le... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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