Francois Hollande

Macron's Cabinet: 11 men, 11 women cross political spectrum

French President Emmanuel Macron has chosen from the left and the right, an equal number of men and women, for his new cabinet.

A glance at some of the key figures he picked Wednesday to help steer France out of economic stagnation and chronic unemployment:

INTERIOR MINISTER GERARD COLLOMB

Gerard Collomb has been a prominent Socialist since becoming mayor of Lyon, France's third biggest city, in 2001. He remains one of the longest-running mayors in France, but has never held a top government post.

The 69-year-old represents the moderate, centrist wing of the party and was elected to the French National Assembly aged 34 in 1981, when Macron was a toddler.

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