February 11, 2016 / 4:53 PM / 2 years ago

French PM Valls says new government to keep up reforms

PARIS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday that France’s new government, after a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, would keep up working for reforms until the end of Socialist President Francois Hollande’s term in 2017.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls gestures before a vote on a constitutional reform bill that addresses the nationality question and would also make it easier to decree a state of emergency, at the National Assembly in Paris, France, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Valls also said the new cabinet, named by Hollande to try to bolster his sagging popularity, was one that had experience, solidity and a broader base to include three members of the Greens Party.

Reporting By Ingrid Melander, writing by Alister Doyle

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