Women are half of France’s new ministers

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Macron obtained the presidency representing party !En Marche! 

French President Emmanuel Macron´s cabinet is gender balanced with 11 of 22 posts taken by women.

Some 170 elected officials from the right were earlier criticised by hundreds of other lawmakers after they signed a statement backing Mr Macron.

Although he talked about a cabinet of parity only one of the top five posts, that of defence, went to a woman.

As well as the political centre ground, Mr Macron also took in figures from the left.

The announcement was delayed after candidates were background-checked for their tax records and any potential conflicts of interest.


Separately, Mr Macron met the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to start dialogue about an “ambitious European policy”.

The new president had promised to reform the EU while and that is why he met German minister of Foreign Affairs Angela Merkel to hold the organization.

The ministerial appointees include:

  • Jean-Yves Le Drian- in charge of defence under President François Hollande, will become Foreign Minister
  • Nicolas Hulot, Ecology Minister
  • Agnès Buzyn – Health
  • Bruno Le Maire- Economy Minister
  • Gérard Collomb- Interior Minister
  • François Bayrou- Justice Minister
  • Laura Flessel – Sports Minister.
  • Murielle Pénicaud – Labour
  • Mounir Mahjoubi – junior Minister for Digital Affairs
  • Françoise Nyssen – Culture
  • Jean-Michel Blanquer -National Education
  • Jacques Mézard – Agriculture and Food
  • Marlène Schiappa – junior Minister for Equality BetweenWomen and Men
  • Sylvie Goulard – Defence Minister


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