Can Manuel Valls unite the left ahead of 2017?
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The French prime minister today announced he will take part in Socialist Party primaries ahead of the presidential election next year. Many do not think Manuel Valls is in a strong position to unite the left because of his conservative position on a host of social and economic issues. Also, his role in convincing President François Hollande to not seek re-election may work against him.