Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Openly Gay Frédéric Mitterrand Named French Minister Of Culture

Sarkozy makes Mitterrand minister

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reshuffled his cabinet, appointing a nephew of former Socialist President Francois Mitterrand.

Frederic Mitterrand is the most high-profile new member of the cabinet, taking charge of the culture ministry.

… The most notable new member of Mr Sarkozy's centre-right government is Frederic Mitterrand, 61, an openly gay television personality and writer. Read more BBC

Royalist Mitterrand to become French culture minister

We were right to expect Nicolas Sarkozy to dismiss Christine Albanel, the Culture Minister who was responsible for the President's ill-fated law against internet piracy. Sarkozy is about to stage one of his splashy personnel coups by replacing Albanel with a well-known character by the name of Mitterrand

The new Monsieur Culture is to be Frédéric Mitterrand, a versatile arts personality, gay activist and television presenter who was a nephew of the late President François Mitterrand. Read more TimesOnline

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