French cabinet appointments could lead to leaner military, tough program decisions
French policy in defense, foreign affairs and air transport is likely to see some new directions, following key ministerial appointments on May 18. Both the defense and foreign affairs ministries went to people outside of President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP party: defense to centrist-party member Herve Morin, and foreign affairs to socialist Bernard Kouchner. Analysts say this might mean these ministries' activities will enjoy a lesser priority than under former president ...
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