How to read this? The economy has been handed to the right: Le Maire as Minister of the Economy and Darmanin as Minister of "Action and Public Accounts," whatever that is--what happened to Finance? This is not good news for those who hoped for liberalization with a human face. Of course the intention may be to drive the wedge as deeply as possible into LR in advance of the legislatives, with the hope of persuading a large swathe of LR voters to vote for REM deputies. But I don't like the look of things.
Meanwhile, Bayrou gets Justice, Le Drian Foreign Affairs, Collomb Interior, and Ferrand "Territorial Cohesion."
Nicolas Hulot joins a government at last--to which I say, So what?
Muriel Pénicaud at Labor I know nothing about, but this is an important post in view of Macron's program.
I can already sense a cooling of Macronmania. This is a government well to the right of center. Yes, Jean-Luc, you told us so.