first_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories PARIS (AP) – Members of France’s new Socialist-led government are taking office and preparing for their first Cabinet meeting with President Francois Hollande.New Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, a moderate longtime legislator valued for his knowledge of Germany, named the Cabinet on Wednesday night. The ministers are taking office Thursday in ceremonies bidding farewell to their conservative counterparts who served under former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Patients with chronic pain give advice Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The vital role family plays in society The new Cabinet meets later Thursday. It is half-male, half-female and includes allies, veterans and some new faces.Neither France’s new president nor the prime minister has previous experience in government. But Ayrault denied this would be a handicap.After the Cabinet meeting, Hollande heads off on a trip to the United States to meet President Barack Obama and attend G-8 and NATO summits.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more