Jean-Christophe Combe has been named Minister in Charge of Solidarity and People with Disabilities. He replaces Damien Abad who was dismissed following an investigation for attempted rape.
Jean-Christophe Combe, 41 years old, was a technical advisor to the Senate in the Union centriste group. He was then appointed chief of staff to the mayors of Chalons-en-Champagne and Saint-Germain-en-Laye. After being named chief of staff to President Chalons-en-Champagne in 2011, he joined the Red Cross and was then appointed director general of Red Cross in 2017.
He was particularly pleased to see Emmanuel Macron's 2020 commitment to rebuilding Lebanon after the blast in Beirut.
He replaces Damien Abad who was accused of rape by multiple women. The government was under increasing pressure to get rid of the ex-minister accused of attempted rape after an investigation was opened against him at the end June. Damien Abad continues denial of the facts. He was re-elected in large numbers during the legislative elections for the 5th district, Ain. However, he should still be elected as a deputy to the Bourbon palace.