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Cabinet of France

The full list of the government is as follows: Jean-Marc Ayrault Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Ségolène Royal Minister of Environment, Energy and Marine, in charge of international […]

Interior Minister goes over family employment revelations

France’s Minister of the Interior Bruno Le Roux has been forced to resign his portfolio just two months before a general election. Le Roux is under investigation following allegations that […]

Bernard Cazeneuve named Prime Minister

President François Hollande has appointed Bernard Cazeneuve as his new prime minister. Cazeneuve, who was Minister of the Interior, replaces Manuel Valls who stood down to stand as a presidential […]

Parliamentary 2017

An election has been announced for 11 June 2017. Results will be published here.

Presidential 2017

An election has been announced for 23 April 2017. Results will be published here.

Manuel Valls resigns as PM to stand for President

Following the decision by President François Hollande not to seek the Socialist Party (PS) nomination for next year’s presidential election, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has quit as premier so that […]

Macron resigns to fight presidential election

Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, Emmanuel Macron, has resigned from the French government to devote himself to his new political movement, the presidential website has announced. Michel Sapin, […]

President Hollande reshuffles his government

Following the loss of several of his ministers, President François Hollande has carried out a comprehensive review of his government. Former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has been brought back in […]

Cabinet reshuffle expected after Foreign Minister steps down

Laurent Fabius, France’s Foreign Minister has announced that he will be leaving office. There had been speculation that Fabius would leave his post for some time and he is expected […]

Taubira resigns and Jean-Jacques Urvoas appointed Justice Minister

Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira resigned her portfolio earlier today. The move was not entirely unexpected because she had clashed with both President Hollande and Prime Minister Valls over a […]

Establishment parties win Regional Elections

The far-right National Front (FN) failed to win any French region in the second round of voting in regional elections which took place yesterday. After coming first in six of […]

National Front lead in Regional Elections

The far-right National Front (FN) led by Marine Le Pen has come out on top in the first round of the French regional elections. The anti-immigration and Euro-sceptic party leads […]

Regional elections begin

France holds the first round of its regional elections today (6th December 2015) with the second round on 13th December. With a French Presidential election due in either April or […]

Myriam El Khomri appointed Labour Minister

Myriam El Khomri has been named as France’s new Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue. She replaces François Rebsamen who stood down in mid-August to become Mayor […]

French Labour Minister resigns

Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue, François Rebsamen, has announced that he will stand down on 19th August. The minister took his portfolio in April 2014 but […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with France

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with France Press Release No. 15/328 July 10, 2015 On July 8, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

UMP win local elections

Initial results suggest that the overwhelming winners in yesterday’s second round of local elections in France were the centre-right Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) and its allies the Union […]

UMP emerges on top in local elections

France’s main opposition Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) emerged as the main winner in local elections which took place yesterday. The centre-right UMP, led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy […]

Government wins confidence vote

Prime Minister Manuel Valls and the French government have survived a ‘censure motion’ in the National Assembly. On Tuesday the government forced through pro-business legislation using a constitutional clause known […]

Government faces Censure Motion

The French government is facing a no-confidence vote, known as a ‘censure motion’ after they used a rare constitutional rule to force through pro-business legislation yesterday. The legislation, known as […]

Government survives confidence vote

President François Hollande and his Socialist government have survived a confidence vote brought by Prime Minister Manuel Valls to try and bolster support for the new Cabinet. The vote which […]

Hollande faces more trouble as Minister resigns and mistress publishes ‘tell all’ book

French Trade Minister Thomas Thévenoud has tendered his resignation from office just nine days after taking up the appointment. A government spokesman said that the resignation came about because the […]

Full list of new Valls Cabinet

Prime Minister Manuel Valls has named his new Cabinet after the sudden dismissal of the Cabinet yesterday by President Hollande following outspoken comments by three Cabinet ministers over the weekend. […]