Former French PM Manuel Valls to run for Barcelona mayor

Former French PM Manuel Valls to run for Barcelona mayor
 

The former French prime minister Manuel Valls has formally announced his candidacy for mayor of Barcelona, joining a rare club of politicians who have run for office in two countries.
Valls said he wanted to lead a coalition focused on “poverty, unemployment, racism and social injustice” rather than the vexed issue of Catalan independence.
Speaking in Catalan, Spanish and French to a packed meeting in Barcelona on Tuesday evening, the former socialist, who has since shifted to the right, said: “Barcelona deserves to be governed thinking about the city and not other projects that have... read more

 
26 September 2018 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Guardian
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