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Valls Galfetti, Manuel Carlos

Valls Galfetti, Manuel Carlos, 1962–, b. Barcelona, Spain. After his family moved to Paris, he became a member of the Socialist party (1980) and a French citizen (1982). Valls was a Ile-de-France councillor (1986–2002), mayor of Évry (2001–12), and a member of the National Assembly (2002–12). He ran lost his party's 2011 presidential nomination to François Hollande but later became Hollande's campaign spokesman and served President Hollande as interior minister (2012–14) and prime minister (2014–).

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