Manuel Valls to announce shock retirement from politics?

Former French Prime Minister created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Valls fans. Speculation had been rife that the former French Prime Minister is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 61, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 01/10/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a politician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouManuel was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Manuel Valls was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouManuel”
— @universalObserver, 30 Sep 2023
“I thought Manuel Valls retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 30 Sep 2023

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