Valls appointed as press secretary to Jospin

Newly elected French prime minister and leader of the Socialist Party Lionel Jospin has appointed Manuel Valls as his communications and press adviser.

Newly elected French prime minister and leader of the Socialist

Party Lionel Jospin has appointed Manuel Valls as his communications and

press adviser.



Valls, a member of the Socialist Party’s national policy making body,

oversaw communications for Jospin during his month-long election

campaign.



He will retain his position in the party for the time being.



He will work with two press attaches, at Hotel Matignon, the prime

minister’s office.



They are press attache Henri Petitgand and head of the press service

Marie Bertin.



Dominique Merchez, a member of the Socialist Party who worked with Valls

during the campaign as head of press, is considering his future at the

party’s press team.



Valls is currently a deputy mayor of Argenteuil in the Paris region,

although he is reviewing his position.



From 1990 to 1991 he worked under Edouard Balladur in the former prime

minister’s office as an adviser on youth and sport. Between 1991 and

1993 he represented the government at the winter Olympic games in

Albertville.



He was one of 12 advisers assigned by Jospin last week to his offices.



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