'Mister Disloyal': Did Valls just destroy France's Socialist Party?
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FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 30.03.17: The French press react to the political earthquake set off when Manuel Valls announced he was abandoning his party to support independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron. Libération takes the former prime minister to task and several papers wonder if it signals the implosion of the Socialist Party. It may be bad news for the Socialists, but Valls's support isn't necessary good news for Macron either, who has to worry about keeping up appearances of neutrality.