France to propose ex finance minister Moscovici for EU Commission: source

PARIS Wed Apr 2, 2014 11:28am EDT

French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici speaks to media after an official meeting with Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf in Bern March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici speaks to media after an official meeting with Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf in Bern March 6, 2014.

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PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande is set to put forward his former finance minister Pierre Moscovici as a candidate to become a European Commissioner, a government source said on Wednesday.

Moscovici, who has made no secret he has ambitions for a top post when jobs are handed out at the executive arm of the European Union this year, was left out of the government in a reshuffle that took place this week.

(Reporting by Andrew Callus; Editing by Leigh Thomas)

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