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Macron cabinet: Women are half of France's new minsters

Original story at BBC News• 2 mentions • 6 days ago

BBC News 6 days ago

 
French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women. Sylvie Goulard is defence minister while Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel is sports minister. Bruno Le Maire is economy minister, Gérard Collomb is interior minister and François Bayrou is justice minister. Mr Macron's decision to pluck figures from across the political spectrum has sent the French right into disarray. Mr Le Maire is a conservative moderate, Mr Collomb is the Socialist mayor of Lyon and Mr Bayrou is a veteran centrist. Some 170 elected officials from the ...
 
 
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18 May
Women's Media Center @womensmediacntr
Macron cabinet: Women are half of France's new ministers https://t.co/Z0yheu2K9f via @BBCNews https://t.co/ExVPMiX4lB
18 May
UN Women @UN_Women
Women will make up 50% of France's new cabinet and lead defense, labour and health ministries,among others https://t.co/5r9yoLQGrr @BBCWorld