France

Myriam El Khomri appointed Labour Minister


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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 of Dijon in eastern France.

Myriam El Khomri, 37, was born in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, and moved to France in 1987. She has a law degree from the University Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV and a Master’s in Public Law from University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She has been a Member of the Council of Paris from 2008 – 2011 and was Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of child protection and specialised prevention.

Myriam El Khomri was Secretary of State for Urban Policy from August 2014 until taking up her current post on 2nd September. She is married and has two daughters.

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