The Prime Minister of France announced the resignation

Manuel Valls

The Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls said that on Tuesday, 6 December, leaving his position for the fight for the presidency. Also would be retiring and his Cabinet. About it reports Reuters.

Waltz explained that the focus on election campaign before the primaries of the ruling Socialist party, which will be held in two stages 22 and 29 January 2017.

According to BFMTV, the decision on the nomination of the Waltz to the presidential elections was made after the current head of state Francois Hollande has refused to participate in the campaign. The French leader explained the decision unwillingness to split the left-wing forces and the need to nominate a single strong candidate.

All the polls show that neither Hollande nor any other candidate from the Socialist party would not pass the second round of the presidential election. It is most likely that the presidency will rival the winner of the primaries of the center-right party “the Republicans” fran├žois Fillon and the leader of “National front” marine Le Pen.

Presidential elections will be held in France in April-may of 2017.