Cazeneuve takes over as Valls quits

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

French In­te­rior Min­is­ter Bernard Cazeneuve was ap­pointed as the new prime min­is­ter on Tues­day af­ter Manuel Valls re­signed to seek the So­cial­ist nom­i­na­tion in next year’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. Cazeneuve, who has over­seen the re­ac­tion to ji­hadist at­tacks that have killed more than 230 peo­ple in France over the past two years, will take con­trol of the So­cial­ist gov­ern­ment un­til the elec­tion in May. The for­mer lawyer was named af­ter Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande ac­cepted Valls’s resignation on Tues­day.

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