The new government has 21 men (including the head) and 21 women (including all members of the executive branch), but parity is still respected, even though the latter are more represented in secretaries of state.
The government is led by Elisabeth Borne as Prime Minister. There are 11 women and 5 men full-time ministers behind her. There are 9 men and 6 ladies among Ministers Delegate, and 9 women in the 10 State Secretaries posts.
When most of the ministers who were leaving were women, respect for parity was one challenge of this reshuffle.
Although Catherine Colonna is fourth in the protocol order, she is Minister for Europe, Foreign Affairs, and Gerald Darmanin are the four sovereign ministries.
Sylvie Retailleau (Higher Education and Research), Agnes Pannier–Runacher (Energy Transition), Rima Abul-Malak(Culture), and Amelie Oudea–Castera (“Sports and Olympic Games”) are the other four women ministers.
Nine women have been appointed Secretaries of State. They range from Charlotte Caubel (Childhood), Dominique Faure (Rurality), and Marlene Schiappa, who returns to the Prime Minster to take charge of the Social and Solidarity Economy and Associative Lives. Herve Berville is the only male Secretary to State, and he is responsible for the Sea.
The composition caused acid reactions in opposition. Antoine Leaument, deputy LFI, stated on Twitter that there was "like a problem". "Have your noticed that Secretary of State and Minister are both male functions? Tweeted MP LFI Segolene Amiot, stating that "there is still work for parity".
Senator LR Dominique Estrosi–Sassone regrets on Twitter that "a facade parity" was not true