File - In this March 18, 2017 file photo, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves le Drian answers reporters at Orly airport, south of Paris . (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
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Wednesday, a total of 22 ministers, including junior ministers, split equally between men and women, were named in his government.INTERIOR MINISTER: GERARD COLLOMB, 69 A popular senator and mayor of Lyon, France's second-biggest city, Collomb is part of the centrist tendency of the Socialist party. He has never been a minister during his 40-year political career, but is named No. 2 in the government protocol.FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN MINISTER: JEAN-YVES LE DRIAN, 69 Le Drian has been a close friend of former Socialist President Hollande for more than 40 years.Having backed Macron early, Le Drian takes over the foreign affairs portfolio after holding the defense post for five years under Hollande. JUNIOR MINISTER FOR EUROPE: MARIELLE DE SARNEZ, 66 De Sarnez is the right-hand woman of Francois Bayrou, the leader of the centrist Modem party who gave up his bid for the presidency to back Macron.
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