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 ...