Macron announces composition of new French government
Emmanuel Macron, France’s new president, has appointed Edouard Philippe (Les Republicains) as prime minister. Following Philippe's nomination, Macron unveiled the composition of his new government. For the first time, the French government counts nine women and nine men, though as ‘The Guardian’ points out, “only one [woman] gets a top role”. Further, the ‘Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development’, responsible for French ODA policy, has been renamed 'Ministry of Europe and of Foreign Affairs' in the new government. This new Ministry is now led by Jean-Yves Le Drian (Socialist Party), former Ministry of Defense under Holland.