Former French socialist PM Valls bids to be MP for Macron

France's former socialist prime minister Manuel Valls has announced he is seeking nomination to stand as a parliamentary election candidate for the movement created by centrist president-elect Emmanuel Macron, with whom he had a strained relationship when Macron served as his economy minister.

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France's former socialist prime minister Manuel Valls has announced his intention to stand for Emmanuel Macron's political movement in June parliamentary elections, in the first high-profile defection since last Sunday's presidential runoff, reports The Telegraph.