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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Paris tells Tokyo it wants Renault-Nissan integration

French side seeks to name Japanese automaker's next chairman

The logos of car manufacturers Renault and Nissan are seen. The French government wants to bring the automakers under the same umbrella.

PARIS -- The French government informed Tokyo this week that it will seek to integrate Renault and Nissan Motor, most likely under the umbrella of a single holding company, Nikkei has learned.

A delegation including Martin Vial, a Renault director designated by the French government, visited Japan to relay Paris' intentions to Japanese officials. The delegation also said Renault wants to name Nissan's next chairman, a post that has remained vacant since the ouster of arrested alliance chief Carlos Ghosn. The original alliance agreement gives the French automaker the right to choose top Nissan leaders.

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