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Elisabeth Borne To Become France's First Female Prime Minister In 30 Years


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Reuters

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday picked Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne as his new prime minister, the Elysee said in a statement, making her the first woman to hold the office since 1992.

Borne, 61, is a soft-spoken career bureaucrat and before joining Macron's government served numerous Socialist Party ministers.

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Her inside knowledge of the workings of the state and France's labour unions will help the president push through reforms, including Macron's most contested election pledge: raising the retirement age.

Macron, who was re-elected in April, had said he was looking for a premier with green and social policy credentials. Borne was widely expected to get the job. 

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