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7th Dec, 2016Bernard 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 […] more ->

6th Dec, 2016Manuel 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 […] more ->

31st Aug, 2016Macron 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, […] more ->

12th Feb, 2016President 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 […] more ->

11th Feb, 2016Cabinet 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 […] more ->

27th Jan, 2016Taubira 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 […] more ->

14th Dec, 2015Establishment 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 […] more ->

7th Dec, 2015National 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 […] more ->

6th Dec, 2015Regional 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 […] more ->

4th Sep, 2015Myriam 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 […] more ->