France's Macron holds 1st Cabinet meeting; half are women
They arrived smiling Thursday, briefly posing for photographs on the front porch of the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris.
The most senior Cabinet job, interior minister, went to Gerard Collomb, 69, long-time Socialist mayor of Lyon who played a key role in Macron's presidential bid.
Jean-Yves Le Drian, 69, former defense minister under former President Francois Hollande, stays on in Macron's government as foreign minister and Europe minister.
The armed forces are now led by centrist, pro-European Sylvie Goulard, 52.