UK: First female Muslim appointed to cabinet
Baroness Warsi has been named as chairman of the Conservative Party, as party leader David Cameron continues to choose members of his new government.
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She replaces Eric Pickles, who becomes communities secretary.
Baroness Warsi, who was shadow minister for community cohesion when the Tories were in opposition, is the first Muslim woman to serve in a British cabinet.