French Socialist Party congress: PM Valls keeps re-election roadmap a 'mystery'

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At the French Socialist Party’s congress in Poitiers this weekend, Prime Minister Manuel Valls was received with thunderous applause. During his speech on Saturday, there was no drama, and no jeering. At one point the audience of party faithful got to their feet during Valls’s tribute to François Hollande, who he described a s “a grand president”.