The newly elected President of France Emmanuel macron has unveiled his Cabinet on Wednesday, and women, as promised, filled half of the 22 positions.
Gerard Colombe will become interior Minister, a former presidential candidate franцїois Bayrou will be responsible for the justice and Jean-Yves Le Drian, former Minister of defense under former President franцїois Hollande is busy with foreign Affairs and Europe.
Sylvie Gular will be the Minister of defense, and Muriel Panico became Minister of labour and Agnes Buzin - Minister of health. Annick Girardin, who was Minister of public services in the Netherlands, is now the Minister of foreign territories. Bruno Le Mayor, who served under former right-wing President Nicolas Sarkozy, was named economy Minister Macron when.
Hollande has also achieved gender parity in his Cabinet, but the commentators noted that most of the heavyweight roles went to men. According to CNN-affiliate BFMTV, 69-year-old Colombes is a popular socialist who was a Senator and mayor of Lyon, and was one of the first supporters of Macron. Despite his long political career, this will be his first Ministerial position. His new role makes him a liability for the French police in any investigations related to terror in the country.
Macron on Monday described center-right policy Edward Philip from Republicans as his Prime Minister. The extreme-right national front criticized the choice of Macron to the Cabinet, stating that he cited "individuals who have already demonstrated their complete incompetence".
Speaking at the inauguration on Sunday, macron has promised to regain the trust of the people, which was "broken" because of the terrorist attacks and the sluggish economy.
Macron won the may 7 elections with 66% of the votes, but his mandate may not be as strong as these numbers. Many in France are given to understand that they voted against Le Pen. In 39 years, he became the youngest President in France and the youngest leader after Napoleon.
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