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Conservative lawmaker Philippe named as France's new Prime minister: Elysee

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-05-15 21:24
PARIS -- France's new President Emmanuel Macron on Monday appointed Edouard Philippe as prime minister, announced Alexis Kohler, French president's secretary general.

The appointment came after the 39-year-old head of state was sworn in at the Elysee Palace on Sunday.

Edouard Philippe, a 46-year conservative lawmaker and mayor of Le Havre since 2010, will be in charge to form a government on Wednesday, Kohler said.
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