Tuesday June 2, 2020

French reshuffle silences debate that plagued Hollande's majority

An investment banker has replaced a leftist at the helm of France's economic policy, writes Thomas Hubert in Paris.

31st August, 2014
François Hollande and his newly-appointed economy minister, Emmanuel Macron Picture: Getty

On the campaign trail that led to his presidential election victory in 2012, François Hollande famously affirmed his left-wing credentials by lashing out at the financiers “without rules or morals” accused of causing the global economic crisis. “My real foe has no name, no face and no party, will never run for office nor be elected – yet it is governing. That foe is the world of finance,” he said then....

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