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Emmanuel Macron picks centre-right Édouard Philippe as PM
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Emmanuel Macron picks centre-right Édouard Philippe as PM

by firstsource newsMay 15, 2017

Le Havre mayor from Les Républicains party chosen to lead battle for majority in French parliamentary elections

France’s centrist president, Emmanuel Macron, has appointed a prime minister from the right to lead his bid for a parliamentary majority in June’s elections and push through his plans to loosen strict labour laws.

Édouard Philippe, 46, the mayor of the Normandy port town Le Havre, comes from Les Républicains, the party that was headed by Nicolas Sarkozy until last year and whose candidate, François Fillon, was knocked out in the first round of the presidential election.

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