New French finance minister installed

Thierry Breton arrived for work on Monday as France's fourth finance minister in less than a year following the resignation of Herve Gaymard last week.

Herve Gaymard resigned in a scandal over his publicly funded apartment after less than three months in the job.

Gaymard told Breton "welcome to your new home" as he arrived at the ministry building in eastern Paris. After a brief meeting with Breton behind closed doors, Gaymard left to applause from members of his staff, reports said.

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