MOSCOW, 4 Dec — RIA Novosti. The Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls declared his participation in the primaries of the ruling socialist party earlier in the week, says the newspaper Journal du Dimanche.
According to the publication, it is expected that Waltz will officially announce their participation no later than the evening of 6 December.
On Sunday, Valls did not rule out the possibility of his participation in the primaries of the socialist party before the election of the President. After that, government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said there was no confrontation between the President and the Prime Minister in the primaries will not.
On Thursday evening, speaking to the citizens of France at the Elysee Palace, President Francois Hollande said he would not fight for the presidency in 2017. He became the first French President who refused to run for a second term.
If Waltz decides to run, he will be forced to leave the government at this very moment.
Presidential elections will be held in the spring of 2017.