Macron taps woman to serve as French PM for first time in 30 years

PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron has named Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne as his new prime minister, the first woman to head the French government in over 30 years, the Elysee says in a statement.

The Elysee says that Borne will now be charged with forming a government. Until now, the only woman to head a French cabinet was Edith Cresson, from May 1991 to April 1992, under president Francois Mitterrand.

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