France

Cazeneuve is France's new prime minister as Valls steps down

The man who served as France's top cop during a series of bloody terror attacks became the nation's new prime minister on Tuesday after Manuel Valls stepped down to focus on running for president.

Conceding he is "not a favorite" to win the presidency, Valls resigned as prime minister a day after announcing he would run to replace the man who appointed him, unpopular Socialist President Francois Hollande.

Hollande, who announced last week he would not seek a second term, named Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, a close ally, to replace Valls.

"I was a happy prime minister" despite challenges that included terror attacks, Valls said in a...

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