New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister

17 May 2017, 19:14


Paris: Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron appointed his first government on Wednesday, naming veteran Socialist Jean-Yves Le Drian to foreign affairs and European lawmaker Sylie Goulard as defence minister.

Other key figures during his campaign were given senior roles, with the mayor of Lyon, Gerard Collomb, named as interior minister and centrist ally Francois Bayrou given the justice portfolio. Rightwinger Bruno Le Maire was named economy minister.