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  20 May 2022, 20:49

Macron names new foreign, defence ministers in cabinet shake-up

     PARIS, May 20, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron named

new foreign and defence ministers on Friday as part of a government re-
shuffle intended to create fresh momentum ahead of parliamentary elections
next month.

    France's ambassador to London, Catherine Colonna, was picked as foreign
minister, while Sebastien Lecornu, minister for overseas territories, was
promoted to the defence ministry, Macron's chief of staff Alexis Kohler
announced at the presidential palace.

    Renowned academic Pap Ndiaye, an expert on colonialism and race
relations, was chosen as education minister in the most surprising
nomination.

  

 

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