Elysee Palace announces new French government
Jean-Yves Le Drian was replaced as Minister of Foreign Affairs by the French Ambassador in London, and the French Minister of Overseas Territories became Minister of the Armed Forces
The heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Economy of France, Gerald Darmanin and Bruno Le Mer, retained their posts in the new government. The new Cabinet of Ministers was announced by Secretary General of the Office of the President Alexis Kohler, broadcast on Twitter.
Catherine Colonna, who served as Ambassador of the Republic to the UK, replaced Jean-Yves Le Drian as Minister of Foreign Affairs. The post of Minister of the Armed Forces was taken over by Sebastian Lecornu, who had previously been Minister of Overseas Territories, he replaced Florence Parly in this post.
Bridget Bourguignon became Minister of Health, Minister of Education— Pap Ndiaye.
On May 16, French President Emmanuel Macron appointed Elisabeth Born, who previously headed the Ministry of Labor, as Prime Minister of France. She became the first woman in 30 years in this post: before her, the French government was headed by Edith Cresson in 1991.
“Environment, health, education, full employment, democratic renaissance, Europe and security: together with the new government, we will continue to work tirelessly for the good of the French people,” Macron said at the time. As Reuters wrote, the French president decided to appoint a woman with experience in social or green politics as prime minister.
The French presidential election took place in April, Macron was re-elected for a second term, with the support of 58.54% of voters.
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