French President appoints a minister for equality between women and men

19 May 2017 9:29 PM | Jean Murray (Administrator)

French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women. Sylvie Goulard is defence minister while Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel is sports minister.  Other women ministerial appointees include: Agnès Buzyn - health, Murielle Pénicaud - labour and Françoise Nyssen - culture.  And Marlène Schiappa, whose successful blog Maman Works saw her dubbed the "spokeswoman for working mums", becomes junior minister for equality between women and men.

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