The favorite to succeed Jean Castex, it is actually Elizabeth Bourne, the Labor Minister, who will be appointed Prime Minister.
The President of the Republic has appointed Ms. Elizabeth Bourne as Prime Minister and instructed her to form the government,” the President said in a statement. is an option.”
Second woman to join Matignon
At the age of 61, who had by now been Minister of Labor, became the second woman to enter Matignan after Edith Cresson, who held the position for eleven months from May 1991 to April 1992, during François Mitterrand’s second seven-year term. Stayed. Polytechnician, Elizabeth Bourne, passed since 2017 by Transport, then by Ecological Transition, is one of the government’s left-wing supporters and is known for her rigor and her skill. She was Prefect of the Poitou-Charentes Region from 2013 to 2014, Chief of Staff of the Ségoline Royal in the Ministry of Ecology from 2014 to 2015, before taking over the command of the RATP until her entry into the government in 2017. ,
His name has been cited regularly since the re-election of Emmanuel Macron on 24 April. The president specified that he wanted a prime minister with a “social, environmental and productive” profile. “He has the culture of the state, the region and the company” and has demonstrated “his ability to deliver on reforms”, underlined Elysee. “Ecological transition is at the heart of her commitment” and she is “a left-wing woman with a social commitment, especially to youth, with learning and youth engagement contracts”.
In addition, Elizabeth Bourne “has been engaged with the president from the beginning and at the heart of the majority”, having joined LREM in 2017, she said. added The formation of the government should now take place in the “coming days”, it was indicated in the presidency.
Jean Casteaux will welcome Elizabeth Bourne at Matignon around 6:30 pm, then after private discussion, will handover in the courtyard, as is customary, before leaving the premises on foot, according to concurrent sources within the ‘Executive’.
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