France's Macron picks PM from the right, blowing apart old boundaries... | 2017-05-15 13:57 UTC

Newly-inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron appointed a conservative prime minister on Monday in a move to broaden his political appeal and weaken his opponents before legislative elections in June. Edouard Philippe, 46, a lawmaker and mayor of port city Le Havre, is from the moderate wing of the main center-right The Republicans party and will be a counterweight to former Socialist MPs who have joined Macron's cause.

By djanssen on 2017-05-15 13:57 UTC
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