Macrons new Prime Minister: Who is Jean Castex is?

The left is turning remained: With the Republicans, Jean Castex (LR) at the head of the government of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, France intends to l

Macrons new Prime Minister: Who is Jean Castex is?

The left is turning remained: With the Republicans, Jean Castex (LR) at the head of the government of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, France intends to lead out of the crisis. The 55-year-old mayor of the Catalan small town of Prades, which is meant to embody the rural France to a new stage with a more decentralised forms of government. The President has tested him already, and him in April, the responsibility for the exit from the Lockdown transferred. While many of the French took control of the crisis management in the initial phase of the pandemic as a catastrophic true, contributed Castex, the easing arranged measures, and heated debates took place.

Michaela Wiegel

Political correspondent, based in Paris.

F. A. Z. Twitter

The father of four daughters, the classic Elite career has undergone in the cadre Ena, but is distinguished by the good relations in the vast Land. The former health Minister Xavier Bertrand (then LR) he served as a Bureau chief.His jovial nature and his work discipline is appreciated across party lines. During the mandate of Nicolas Sarkozy, he served as Deputy Secretary General at the Elysée, even if he was never to the narrow circle of Sarkozy. Macron specifies clearly that he wants to keep, especially the right-wing electorate. It was previously speculated that he could pull to the left with a social reversal.

After the electoral defeat for his party in the municipal elections, the President announced a government reshuffle. Prime Minister Philippe, presented to him on Friday a letter of resignation submitted to, approved by the President The head of the government to deal with current business until Castex has selected the new government team.

Updated Date: 03 July 2020, 15:20

You need to login to comment.

Please register or login.

RELATED NEWS