PARIS - French President Francois Hollande appointed Pierre Moscovici as finance minister and Laurent Fabius as foreign minister in a new left-wing government named on Wednesday, Hollande's chief of staff, Pierre-Rene Lemas, announced.

The two are part of a new government that will be led by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, a center-left moderate named after Hollande was sworn in as the country's first Socialist president in 17 years on Tuesday.


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