Damienabad succeeded in being the so-called Minister of Solidarity for about a month and a half. As such, it is responsible for, among other things, the rights of persons with disabilities and issues related to national belonging.
The day after his appointment, Mediapart reported that two women had accused Abad of abuses that were supposed to have been committed ten and twelve years ago, respectively. In both cases, investigations were dropped for insufficient evidence. Damianabad denies committing any crimes.
The Director-General of the French Red Cross, Jean-Christophe Combe, will be the Minister of Solidarity.
There are more rockets happening in the French government. European Union Minister Clement Bonn becomes Minister of Transport. The new EU minister will be Lawrence Boone, who until now was the chief economist at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Environment Minister Amelie de Montchalin lost her term in the parliamentary elections and will be replaced by Christophe Picchu, the mayor of Angers.
Macron’s electoral alliance won the most seats in the parliamentary elections two weeks ago, but lost the majority that the president’s government had previously been able to count on in the National Assembly.
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