Macron seeks to balance Left and Right with new government

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Last week ministers took up their positions in the new post-election French government, known as the 'Philippe 2' government after the prime minister Édouard Philippe who remains in place. The changeover from the 'old' government formed immediately after President Emmanuel Macron's election in May was carried out as quickly as possible to dispel the air of hesitation - even amateurism - that had been lingering for a few days.