Hollande appoints Myriam El Khomri as France’s new employment minister

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Former junior minister for urban affairs, who has limited government experience, faces key task of bringing down France's jobless rate.

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French President François Hollande on Wednesday appointed Myriam El Khomri as labour minister, opting for a candidate with limited experience of government to tackle his main challenge: stem the rise in unemployment before elections in 2017, reports The Wall Street Journal.