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Former French Socialist prime minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday he wanted to stand for President-elect Emmanuel Macron's political movement in June parliamentary elections, the first high-profile defection since Macron's election win on Sunday. Valls, making his offer to join Macron's movement on RTL radio on Tuesday, declared France's Socialist Party was dead.
Macron is working to obtain a majority in the lower house of parliament in June elections.
Macron's party chief, Richard Ferrand, told a news conference on Monday that his "En Marche!" movement will now change its name to "En Marche la République" or "Republic on the Move", so as to structure itself more like a traditional party.
Macron's 577 candidates in the elections are expected to be announced Thursday.
Valls, a centre-leaning politician in favour of relaxing France's tight labour protections, could not even win his own Socialist party's presidential primary, losing to Benoit Hamon. Macron's campaign members Christophe Castaner and Benjamin Griveaux said Valls is welcome but would have to go through the regular application process.
But Macron will be cautious about inviting too many prominent former Socialists into his movement as that would lend credence to the arguments of his conservative opponents that Macron's administration will be a continuation of outgoing President Francois Hollande's unpopular administration.
Macron, an ex-banker, served as economy minister in a Socialist government under Valls, but left to make his successful bid for president at the head of his new party on a promise to turn the page on old Left-versus-Right politics. The breach of Mr. Macron's party, En Marche (On the Move), became public.
As economy minister, a post he held for two years from August 2014, Macron had called for the merger of French auto giant Renault SA and its Japanese partner, Nissan Motor Co.
Despite all the fears that the anti-establishment, nation-first populist wave that brought us Brexit and then Donald Trump would subsequently sweep across Europe, Emmanuel Macron defeated his rival, the far-right, anti-immigration, anti-EU Marine Le Pen, by a big margin on Sunday.
Jean-Luc Melenchon, who came fourth with a sizeable score in the presidential contest, said he hoped to gain control of the National Assembly and fight to stymie Macron thereafter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Emmanuel Macron, congratulating him on his victory in the French presidential election.
Ironically, records show that the concept of a 100-day marker was something Trump previously applauded in many a campaign speech. And 54% said they did not have a problem with Trump working out of Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
The leak says the images to be fake and OnePlus 5 would, in fact, come with horizontal dual camera setup on the top left corner. However, the chipset could be paired with "only" 6GB of RAM and not 8GB as some early rumors had been hinting at.
That source who talked about Gorka "giving White House tours" and not doing much sounds jealous to me. The Forward on Thursday said Gorka was a formal member of the far-right group Historical Vitézi Rend.
The Monaco boss said an early goal could be the catalyst for an upset and urged his players to defy expectations one more time . We let in a goal nearly on the counter-attack: [Lionel] Messi hammered a shot on goal, I diverted it and [Luis] Suarez scored.
The Iowa Supreme Court ordered the state to file a response to Planned Parenthood's motion for an injunction by noon Monday. Iowa Solicitor General Jeffrey Thompson argued there is not a constitutional right to an abortion on demand.
But plenty of other people are unhappy with Trump's executive order , including many religious leaders and free speech advocates. Leaders of some faith groups condemned the order, saying it would damage congregations by politicizing them.
Busch was running second to Joey Logano with 23 laps remaining after Ryan Blaney brought out the final caution of the race. Junior complained about the on-track issues to crew chief Greg Ives, but the issues remained the same seemingly all day.
EPA wants to open up the process to the hundreds of applicants that were not considered by the Obama administration. That money typically covers travel and other expenses for outside experts who attend the board's public meetings.
The deal includes $1.3 billion to extend health insurance benefits for more than 22,000 retired mine workers and their widows. The news that Congress reached a deal to avert a shutdown helped send stocks rising in Asia and in early United States trade.
North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism
David Lee, who also said he studied with Kim Hak-song in the U.S. , said Kim and his colleagues would send food to North Korea. Kim Sang-duck, a lecturer who taught at PUST and was detained in April for allegedly attempting to "overturn" the government.
Modi only hope, says Mehbooba
She also said while her government was trying to improve the situation in Kashmir, there were some forces which do not want it. If our Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Paksitan, it is sign of his strength, of his moral strength.
OnePlus 5 About screen shows 8GB
No! This is slightly bigger than the OnePlus 3T's 3,400 mAh battery but it should mean substantial improvement in battery life. The render of the phone also showed no obvious rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which suggests it will be on the front.
Red Sox 2B Pedroia (knee, ankle) out of lineup again
The Orioles have done it twice - both times by Mancini and Jonathan Schoop, and both times against the Red Sox. Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez (1-1) allowed one hit over six innings, walking five and striking out seven.
Ravens Bolster Secondary by Drafting Alabama's Marlon Humphrey
He's 6-5 and 300 pounds, plays the run extremely well and though he's never going to be a prolific pass rusher, he's disruptive. The Ravens took former Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey in the first round Thursday night with the No. 16 overall selection.
US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming Taliban
Trump as president was that they thought he would take a businessman's approach to America's portfolio of engagements overseas. It went on to say the assault on the army base was a prelude to its coming "spring offensive" in Afghanistan .
Fox News Is Reportedly Looking For A Woman To Run The Network
In December, the network hired Kevin Lord, the former General Electric/NBC human resources chief, to head up their HR department. And the preference, according to two sources familiar with the Murdochs' thinking, is that the new leader be female.
Sean Hannity Sticks Up For Boss Who Loved Bill O'Reilly
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