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French PM to be appointed on Monday, new government on Tuesday - source

Journalists (L) work near the red carpet at the Elysee Palace as they wait for the arrival of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron to arrive for the handover ceremony with outgoing President Francois Hollande in Paris, France, May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick Kovarik/Pool

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s next prime minister will be appointed on Monday and the country’s new government on Tuesday, a source close to President-elect Emmanuel Macron told Reuters on Sunday.

Independent centrist Macron won a run-off vote against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen a week ago with 66 percent of the vote. His inauguration will take take place later on Sunday.

Reporting by Michel Rose; Writing by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Catherine Evans

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