Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Valls Plays Poker

Valls seems took a big chance yesterday. His majority is slim, a mere 30-odd votes, but he knew he had the votes and therefore delivered a firm message. Le Nouvel Obs thinks he won big; Le Monde draws the opposite conclusion. The former liked his style; the latter counted the votes and took the measure of the anxiety on the Left, coming to the conclusion that Hollande was "disavowed," but still the PS refused to commit suicide by turning out its own prime minister. I think Le Monde has it right.

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