Macron appoints socialist in minor government reshuffle


France's Socialist Party has moved to expel Olivier Dussopt, a 39-year-old specialist in regional affairs, after he was made junior minister in the public accounts ministry led by former conservative Les Républicains party member Gérard Darmanin, who Dussopt had recently had fierce exchanges with in parliament, in a minor reshuffle of centrist President Emmanuel Macron's government.

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President Emmanuel Macron has named a socialist lawmaker to a top budget post as part of a cabinet shuffle following grumblings from some on the left who accuse his centrist government of favouring the rich, repoprts The Guardian.