French Socialist candidate livid as Valls defects to Macron

French presidential election candidate for the left-wing French Socialist (PS) party Benoit Hamon addresses the press on March 29, 2017 at his campaign headquarters in Paris, following the announcement earlier today by former prime minister Manuel Valls he will endorse the presidential bid of centrist Emmanuel Macron, the most high-profile Socialist to back the ex-banker over their party's nominee. / AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZ

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 30, 2017, on page 10.




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