Manuel Valls said the football star, implicated in an alleged sextape blackmail sting against team-mate Mathieu Valbuena, lacked 'exemplarity'.
Announcement of support for independent candidate regarded by many in Socialist Party as a betrayal and new low in scandal-hit campaign.
Former socialist prime minister of France, Manuel Valls, 55, has told Spanish media that he is mulling becoming a candidate in mayoral elections next year in Barcelona, where he was born, when he would run as representative of Spain's centre-right Ciudadanos party which is opposed to Catalan independence.
Manuel Valls told French parliament said keeping Greece in euro and EU "is something of the utmost geostrategic and geopolitical importance".
Manuel Valls stressed that the ECB is independent but added: 'It's the Greek nation that is suffering.'
French prime minister's decision to attend the canonisation of former popes John XXIII and John Paul II has caused concerns among some MPs.
Manuel Valls is once again at the centre of controversy after calling France's immigration policy and its relationship to Islam into question.
The composition of a new French government was announced Tuesday evening, one day after Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented the collective resignation of his first government following deep divisions over economic policy. Valls’s new government is the third to be formed under the presidency of François…
Manuel Valls says the eurozone's economic policies are not effective, adding that there will be 'difficult' months ahead for Europe.
French premier Manuel Valls said on television: 'We cannot welcome to Europe all those who flee Syria's dictatorship.'