Keyword: candidate

French PM Valls resigns to join presidential election race

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, 54, has announced his resignation in order to stand in primary elections to choose his Socialist Party's candidate for next spring's presidential elections, following President François Hollande's decision last week not to stand.

Emmanuel Macron launches bid for French presidency

The 38-year-old former French economy minister, who left the socialist government in August and who claims his politics are anchored neither on the Left nor Right, announced Wednesday that he will stand in next spring's presidential elections.

Arnaud Montebourg announces he will run for presidency in 2017

The former socialist economy minister who left government after criticising austerity policies said François Hollande's presidency left 'a feeling of waste'.

François Hollande and his balancing act for the French presidency

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With 100 days to go before the first round of the French presidential elections, Socialist Party candidate François Hollande (pictured) is still baffling observers and rivals alike. In the wings for over a year now, Hollande has pulled off a tour de force by imposing his slow tempo on the political debate, displaying a singular virtuosity in the art of fuzziness. Stéphane Alliès takes a closer look at the strategy of the man who hopes to become France's first socialist president since 1995.