New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister

New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister

New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister

He was one of the big names on the right that withdrew his support to Francois Fillon and called for him to step down in the light of the Penelopegate scandal.

François Baroin who is leading the Republicans' parliamentary elections campaign said: "They have gone, it's their choice, it belongs to them". The designation was rebuffed by some right-wingers such as Francois Baroin, present head of the campaign committee of the Republicans for the legislative elections. To that end, Nicolas Hulot, a well-known environmentalist, was named ecology minister.

On Tuesday the new president was postponed his the announcement of his new cabinet ministers which was suppose to announce on Tuesday.

Macron's presidential win itself was a seismic shift in a political landscape dominated for decades by the two main left-wing and right-wing parties.

The most senior Cabinet job - the post of interior minister - went to Gerard Collomb, 69, the Socialist mayor of Lyon who played a key role in Macron's presidential bid.

Showing more solidarity with Germany on the migrant crisis and insisting a cut in French public spending is an integral part of his manifesto would also be mentioned as gestures of goodwill towards Berlin, the source said.

Newly-inaugurated Macron has redefined history, as this is the first time in modern French political history that a president willingly appoints a prime minister from outside his camp.

Sylvie Goulard became defence minister and fencing champion Laura Flessel was appointed sports minister.

The youngest person selected to work in Macron's government was Mounir Mahjoubi, 33, who was named junior minister for digital economy.

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The Argentine has not played nine Premier League matches this season with just one goal to his credit. He told reporters: "We were so close again this season, but like last season it was not enough".

While some in the Republicans fumed at Philippe's appointment, seeing it as a betrayal, others urged the party to accept Macron's "outstretched hand".

Castaner said the closure wasn't aimed at controlling the government's image but rather was a one-time event because the ministers needed to take an official photograph.

Edouard Philippe was born on November 28, 1970.

Center-right Republicans in the new government include Édouard Philippe as prime minister and Bruno Le Maire as finance minister.

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France's new president has assembled his cabinet with figures from the left and right.

Macron hosted European Council President Donald Tusk at the Elysee Palace for a private dinner on Wednesday night, a sign of his determination to shore up European unity.

On his first foreign trip after barely 24 hours in office, Mr Macron met German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday and pushed for more coordination among countries that use the euro.

Both leaders suggested they were prepared to change European treaties if needed, but Merkel stressed that such measures were not immediately on the table.

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