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    Former French foreign minister Laurent Fabius leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, after he took the oath as new President of the French Constitutional Council, on March 8, 2016

    French Ex-FM Officially Takes Over Post of Constitutional Council Head

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    Laurent Fabius, who served as the French foreign minister between 2012 and 2016, officially became the head of the country's Constitutional Council.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — Former French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday officially became the head of the country's Constitutional Council.

    According to the BFMTV channel, a brief ceremony took place at the Elysee Palace this morning.

    In early February, French President Francois Hollande held a government reshuffle, replacing four ministers, including the position of the French foreign minister — Laurent Fabius was replaced by Jean-Marc Ayrault, a former French prime minister.

    Fabius served as the French foreign minister between 2012 and 2016.


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