Macron pre­pares to shuf­fle cab­i­net

The Scotsman - - World News - By SYLVIE COR­BET

0 Em­manuel Macron sits in a Das­sault Avi­a­tion Rafale fighter jet dur­ing the In­ter­na­tional Paris Air Show in Le Bour­get out­side Paris French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron is poised to rear­range his cab­i­net af­ter his new cen­trist party en­gi­neered a land­slide in the coun­try’s par­lia­men­tary elec­tion, en­abling the govern­ment to quickly start pass­ing its first big laws.

A new govern­ment will be named in the next few days, govern­ment spokesman Christophe Cas­taner said yes­ter­day.

Since Mr Macron’s new party, Repub­lic on the Move!, won an ab­so­lute ma­jor­ity in the 577-seat Na­tional Assem­bly, Mr Cas­taner said the govern­ment reshuf­fling would be “tech­ni­cal and not far­reach­ing.”

He re­fused to say whether min­is­ters who have come un­der cor­rup­tion sus­pi­cions would keep their jobs. Many new par­lia­ment mem­bers have not held of­fice be­fore.

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