France Names Ex-PM Balladur To Head G8 Group For Arab Countries

Former French prime minister Edouard Balladur in charge of G8 group team to help Arab countries transform to democracy, Elysée announces.

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France has put former French prime minister Edouard Balladur in charge of a group under the aegis of the Group of Eight leading nations that aims to help Arab countries become free and democratic societies, the president's office said Tuesday.