President Emmanuel Macron named a gender-balanced cabinet from across political spectrum in a government that includes 18 ministers, half of them women
Mrs Goulard is a French politician. She was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for the West region of France in the 2009 European elections. She was reelected in 2014 for the South-East region of France. As an MEP she is a member of the Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs, and ALDE group coordinator, as well as a substitute member of the Committee for Constitutional Affairs. In 2010 she participated to the creation of the federalist interparliamentarian Spinelli Group.
She served as a foreign affairs advisor, and former president of the Mouvement européen-France, the oldest pluralist association defending the European ideal.
In 2016, Goulard joined the newly formed En Marche! Party.
Goulard was appointed Minister of the Armed Services on May 17, in the First Government of Edouard Philippe. In this capacity, she ranks above her immediate predecessor and foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in the government hierarchy. She is only the second woman to head the ministry, which reverts to its pre-1974 name of Ministry of the Armed Forces.
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Gérard Collomb, interior
Bruno Le Maire, economy
Sylvie Goulard, defense
François Bayrou, justice
Jean-Yves Le Drian, foreign affairs
Nicolas Hulot, environmental transition
Richard Ferrand, cohesion of territories
Agnès Buzyn, solidarity and health
Françoise Nyssen, culture
Jean-Michel Blanquer, education
Murielle Penicaud, labor
Jacques Mézard, agriculture and food
Gérald Darmanin, budget
Frédérique Vidal, higher education
Annick Girardin, oversees departments
Laura Flessel, sports
Elisabeth Borne, transport (junior ministry under Hulot)
Marielle de Sarnez, European affairs
Secretary of states:
Christophe Castaner, spokesperson and in charge of parliamentary affairs
Marlene Schiappa, gender equality
Sophie Cluzel, disabilities
Mounir Mahjoubi, digital affairs