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Not much of a surprise (sadly): Manuel Valls, the Interior Minister, was once rumored to enter the Sarkozy government; he was Hollande's campaign manager; now, he and JM.Ayrault have clearly taken over the government, leaving Martine Aubry marginalized.

Generally speaking, Socialist governments carrying out right wing policies are hardly a novelty in Europe those days: I've been wondering whether Hollande would turn out to be the French Zapatero; too early to call, but it doesn't look good.

by Bernard on Wed Aug 29th, 2012 at 04:39:16 PM EST
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