The new French cabinet has a fair sex ratio. Out of 22 ministers, 11 are female. This ratio is much higher than in other European countries. Sylvie Goulard holds the important portfolio of the defense ministry.
In a dramatic week for French politics, four Cabinet ministers have resigned as President Emmanuel Macron reshuffles his government. A group of relative unknowns are set to take over key ministerial positions.
Women in Germany work 50 percent more than men when caring for relatives is included, but they later get only half the pension. That’s one finding of a gender equality study to be discussed by the cabinet.
In a post-election formality, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has tendered his government's resignation. President Emmanuel Macron has reinstated him and is expected to name a new government on Wednesday.
The new French president has lost his liberal coalition partner under Francois Bayrou. All for the better: Only now can Emmanuel Macron maintain his credibility, argues DW's Max Hofmann.
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