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Former PM Valls endorses Macron for French presidency

His support is another boost for the reformist liberal and a further blow for the struggling Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon

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Mr Macron (right) thanked Mr Valls for his support but says it does not mean the ex-premier would secure a top job in his administration if he wins.

Paris

FRANCE'S former prime minister Manuel Valls endorsed the presidential bid of centrist Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, the most high-profile Socialist to back the ex-banker over their party's nominee. His support for Mr Macron, which had been expected, is another boost for the

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