Macron’s new government: more of the same from a president in denial

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A new French government was announced on Monday, replacing the smaller interim government formed following Emmanuel Macron’s re-election as president in April. It also follows the stinging losses of Macron’s centre-right party in June’s legislative elections, after which the president pledged to honour what he called “the will for change that the country has clearly expressed”. But instead, writes Ilyes Ramdani in this presentation and analysis of the new government, the 41-strong ministerial line-up is simply a larger helping of more of the same.  

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A new French government was announced on Monday, comprised of 41 ministers, ten of them junior ministers, replacing the smaller interim government formed following Emmanuel Macron’s re-election as president in April.