France's Hollande to name Manuel Valls as new PM: sources

  • (FILES) This picture taken on November 20, 2013 shows French Interior minister Manuel Valls leaving the Elysee palace after the weekly cabinet meeting. AFP PHOTO/ ALAIN JOCARD

PARIS: President Francois Hollande is set to name centrist Interior Minister Manuel Valls as his prime minister later on Monday, BFM-TV and other local media said, replacing Jean-Marc Ayrault a day after ruling Socialists lost local elections.

A reshuffle is widely anticipated given the poor showing in elections and the record unpopularity of Hollande, struggling to reverse a rise in unemployment and to spur growth in the euro zone's second-largest economy.

No one at Hollande's or Valls' office was immediately available to confirm the reports.



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