Ex-French PM expected to run for Barcelona mayor

Barcelona: France’s former prime minister Manuel Valls is expected to announce on Tuesday that he will run for mayor of Barcelona where he was born. If he stands for mayor after a high-level political career in another country, it will be an unprecedented move in Europe.
Valls, 56, grew up in Paris with his Catalan father and Swiss-Italian mother. People close to him say he is all but certain to stand as a candidate for mayor of the Catalan capital in municipal elections on May 26, 2019. Valls has campaigned in Spain against Catalan separatists who attempted to break away from Spain last October. — AFP