Suddenly at 8pm this evening President Hollande announced that he will not be a Candidate in the coming Presidential Election in April/ May 2017 ! He will not serve a second term of 5 Years !
During the first 8 to 9 minutes, he summarised all he had achieved since May 2012 but also one or two things he had got wrong. He realises his promises were taking longer than anticipated to come to fruition.
Now nothing can stop the current Prime Minister Manuel Valls to be a candidate in the Socialist Primary Election. However Hollande said nothing to endorse his chances to win !
The epic battle between Hollande and Valls is over and Socialists will be heaving a sigh of relief ; but more fireworks can be expected !