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French president unveils gender-balanced cabinet  

PARIS  (May 18, 2017): French President  Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday unveiled his gender-balanced cabinet with women filling half of the 22 position.   

According to the details, Gerard Collomb will become interior minister, Francois Bayrou takes justice and Jean-Yves Le Drian  will take foreign affairs and Europe in Macron’s cabinet.

Sylvie Goulard will be defense minister, while Muriel Penicaud becomes labor minister and Agnes Buzyn is health minister. Annick Girardin will be the overseas territories minister.

Bruno Le Mairehas been named as Macron’s economy minister. Bayrou, also in an important role, joined forces with Macron in February, contributing to his victory by bringing his centrist party Modem on board. Macron on Monday named center-right politician Edouard Philippe of the Republicans as his Prime Minister.

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