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France's Macron to appoint former health minister as spokesman - BFM TV

News 13:13 04 Jul, 2022

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France's Macron to appoint former health minister as spokesman - BFM TV

French President Emmanuel Macron will appoint his former health minister, Olivier Veran, as his government's new spokesman, Qazet.az reports according to BFM TV.

Veran is known as a technocrat who became visible to the public at large as a key minister during the COVID-19 pandemic and steered the country through the larger part of the health crisis.

New appointments will also include the nominations of trained emergency doctor Francois Braun as health minister while Christophe Bechu, the current junior minister for relations with local authorities, will be assigned the environment portfolio, BFM TV, which did not identify its sources, said.

The reshuffle has become necessary for Macron after some ministers were defeated in lower house elections last month, forcing them to step down, in line with French political tradition.