Conservative renegade appointed French prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed Edouard Philippe, until now the conservative mayor of Le Havre and MP, as his prime minister in a move regarded as an attempt to attract a slice of the conservative electorate in parliamentary elmections in June.

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France’s new centrist president, Emmanuel Macron, has appointed as prime minister Edouard Philippe from the rightwing party Les Républicains, reports The Guardian.