French President Emmanuel Macron has named his French Government which is a gender-balanced and region-balanced cabinet with 11 of 22 posts taken by women. A perfect governing mix?
Emmanuel Macron, the youngest French President is up with some significantly alluring news as he named his new government wing. Macron has come up with a perfect amalgamation of prominent and unknown figures, from left France to right France and equal number of men and women cabinet ministers. This will ensure that all the governmental tasks will be tasked with boosting his plans to protect labours, tighten European unity and up-hill military forces and spending. Wow, that seems to be a perfect political recipe from the toothsome President.
Mr Macron is breaking away the folklores as by becoming President with no established political party backing, he has already thrown traditional party loyalties high into the air. To ensure that he ends up with a workable majority in the parliamentary elections next month, Macron has plucked figures from across the political spectrum which has sent the French right into disarray. Macron has already made conservative Edouard Philippe his Prime Minister earlier in the week.
As per his promise of forming a gender-balanced government and including figures from civil society in his Government, Macron has appointed Nicolas Hulot, a well-known environmentalist, was named as Ecology Minister; an Olympic fencer, Laura Flessel, was named Minister for Sport; a publisher, Francoise Nyssen, will be Minister for Culture; a medical professor, Agnes Buzyn, is now Health Minister. Apart from civilians, Mr Macron’s pick for Economy Minister was Bruno Le Maire a pro-European, German-speaking rightist from Mr Philippe’s The Republicans (LR) party.
Gerard Collomb, the mayor of Lyon who was one of the first Socialists to support him is the Interior minister; Jean-Yves Le Drian, outgoing Socialist Defence Minister and a close friend of ex-President Francois Hollande, was named Foreign Minister and Minister for Europe. Sylvie Goulard, a centrist politician in the European Parliament who speaks four languages and is better known in Brussels than in Paris, was named Defence Minister. Long-time Macron supporter and campaign manager Richard Ferrand is rewarded with the territorial cohesion portfolio. Well played Mr Macron; what are your thoughts about the new French cabinet? Will it work as expected? Let us know in the comment section below.