France appoints new foreign Minister

The new foreign Minister was a former Prime Minister of this country Jean-Marc Ayrault. About personnel shifts in the government announced by French President Francois Hollande, reports Radio Liberty.

66-year-old socialist Ayrault, who succeeded Laurent Fabius, occupied the post of Prime Minister from 2012 to 2014. Then he was replaced by Manuel Valls.

The new Minister of housing construction has become the leader of the green Party Emmanuelle Cosse. Manuel Valls remained as Prime Minister, and Michel Sapin — Minister of Finance.

February 10, Laurent Fabius said that he was leaving the government because of a reshuffle, which President Francois Hollande plans to announce in the coming days. Now Fabius will head the constitutional court of France.

Changes occur on the background of the growing unpopularity of Hollande and discontent within the Socialist party over plans to deprive the French citizenship of people convicted of terrorism. Francois Hollande changes his team before the presidential elections of 2017.

France appoints new foreign Minister 12.02.2016

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