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Gabriel Attal: France picks its youngest, first openly gay PM

11:08 AM | 10 Jan, 2024
Gabriel Attal: France picks its youngest, first openly gay PM
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PARIS – Gabriel Attal, a young French politician, has been made as the country's youngest prime minister at the age of 34.

President Emmanuel Macron picked Mr Attal for the coveted role in what he said is attempt to revitalise his second term. The new PM, who made headlines as first openly gay Prime Minister, replaced Élisabeth Borne.

Attal was serving as education minister. He first remained in news as adviser in the health ministry, later became a parliamentarian after 2017 polls. He will become a presidential candidate in the coming years, if his tenure in PM office is successful.

Despite his fame, he remains an unsound pick for French nationalist right. 

The newly appointed minister said his aim is to keep control of ongoing social issues and to maintain the government's potential to deliver.

Previously, he remained a known face as government spokesman during the Covid pandemic. A hardliner by thoughts, the new PM gained popularity by banning Muslim Abaya in state schools, appealing to conservative voters despite his leftist background.

Mr Attal joins a list of openly gay world leaders, including San Marino's Captain Regent Paolo Rondelli, Latvia's President Edgars Rinkēvičs, Iceland's former PM Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Belgium's ex-premier Elio Di Rupo, Luxembourg's ex- leader Xavier Bettel and Ireland's PM Leo Varadkar.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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