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Sarkozy appoints New prime minister

President Nicolas Sarkozy appointed reform-minded conservative Francois Fillon as his new prime minister Thursday. Outgoing Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin was to formally turn over power to Fillon at 11 a.m. (5 a.m. EDT). The rest of the government was expected to be named rapidly, likely Friday, so the new team can set about implementing Sarkozy’s promises of change and reform to rev-up the sluggish French economy. Full Story

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