Line-up of Sarkozy's new government

18th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 18, 2007 (AFP) - French Prime Minister Francois Fillon on Friday unveiled a 15-member cabinet that includes seven women and the maverick Socialist Bernard Kouchner as foreign minister.

PARIS, May 18, 2007 (AFP) - French Prime Minister Francois Fillon on Friday unveiled a 15-member cabinet that includes seven women and the maverick Socialist Bernard Kouchner as foreign minister.

Following is the line-up of the new team, which is drawn mostly from the ranks of President Nicolas Sarkozy's ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), but which as well as Kouchner includes a member of the centrist UDF party.

Prime Minister: Francois Fillon (UMP)

Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy Minister: Alain Juppe (UMP)

Foreign Minister: Bernard Kouchner (Socialist Party)

Interior Minister: Michele Alliot-Marie (UMP)

Defence Minister: Herve Morin (UDF)

Economy, Finance and Employment Minister: Jean-Louis Borloo (UMP-linked)

Public Finance and Budget Minister: Eric Woerth (UMP)

Justice Minister: Rachida Dati (UMP)

Immigration, Integration and National Identity Minister: Brice Hortefeux (UMP)

Labour, Social Affairs and Solidarity Minister: Xavier Bertrand (UMP)

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister: Christine Lagarde (UMP)

Health, Sports and Youth Minister: Roselyne Bachelot (UMP)

Education Minister: Xavier Darcos (UMP)

Higher Education Minister: Valerie Pecresse (UMP)

Culture and Communications Minister: Christine Albanel (UMP)


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