This week, François Hollande made history. But certainly not in the way he wanted. For the first time since 1958, a president decided to fire his prime minister immediately after municipal elections. After a bruising defeat for the ruling Socialists at the polls, Hollande sacked his faithful PM Jean-Marc Ayrault and appointed Manuel Valls, the popular interior minister. Will this gamble pay off?
Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine