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Manuel VALLS

French Manuel VALLS

born Manuel Carlos Valls Galfetti

French Socialist Party politician, Prime Minister of France since 31 March 2014

Born: on August 13, 1962 in Barcelone, Espagne  (56 years)


Biography

Valls' paternal grandfather was the editor-in-chief of a Catholic Republican newspaper in Spain. During the Spanish Civil War he sheltered in his house priests who were persecuted by Trotskyists and anarchists. After Francisco Franco's victory, he was forced out of his job as editor. Valls' father was the Barcelona-born painter Xavier Valls (1923–2006). In the late 1940s, he moved to Paris and met his future wife, Luisangela Galfetti, a Swiss citizen and the sister of architect Aurelio Galfetti. He was also the second cousin to Manuel Valls Gorina, who composed Cant del Barça, the anthem for FC Barcelona. Valls was born in Barcelona and lived there until he moved to France as a teenager.

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