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Elisabeth Borne becomes the first female PM of France in 30 years

Elisabeth Borne becomes the first female prime minister of France in the last 30 years. On Monday she was appointed as the prime minister by President Emmanuel Macron. 

61-year-old, Borne has served as labour minister since 2020 during the term of  Macron as president. She held the portfolio of transport minister, and then minister for ecological transition – both under Macron.

She is the second woman to hold the office of Prime Minister after Edith Cresson held the post in 1991-92 under President Francois Mitterrand.

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