PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron on Monday named Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne as his new prime minister, the first woman to lead the French government in more than 30 years, Elysee said in a statement.
The outgoing French Prime Minister Jean Castex had earlier offered his resignation to the president, as part of a reshuffle that was expected to form a new government after Macron’s election in April.
The departure of Castex, a by-election in 2020, prompted Macron to reshuffle his cabinet ahead of a crucial parliamentary election in June.
The incumbent will need a majority of the legislature to move forward on his domestic agenda after the re-election, with a new left alliance and a right-wing threat to close his system.
Estimates have been common in recent weeks about the Castex transition, and Macron suggests he wants a woman with a left wing and environmental credentials.
Those judgments reflect his desire to focus on schooling and health at the beginning of his second term, as well as the climate crisis he has promised to prioritize.
Borne, 61, is seen as a technology that can wisely negotiate with trade unions, as the president launches a new social reform package that has sparked protests.
The last female prime minister, Edith Cresson, told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper on Sunday that French politics remained “awake” for more than 30 years after she briefly led a cabinet residency from May 1991 to April 1992 under President Francois Mitterrand. . “You need a lot of courage,” said Cresson.
Macron, 44, won a landslide victory on April 24 in a presidential election against right-wing leader Marine Le Pen, winning 59 to 41 percent.
Le Pen and the defeated leader left Jean-Luc Melenchon are both looking forward to returning to the June 12 and 19 parliamentary elections that will give them the power to block Macron.
Melenchon has recently persuaded Socialist, Communist and Greens factions to join the coalition under his left-wing leadership on the mainstream for the first time in decades.
Castex was determined to resign immediately after the presidential election in accordance with French tradition, but was persuaded by Macron to step in while replacing him.
The 56-year-old from rural southwestern France has a bold style and strong local language that has made her popular with many French people.
He will be greatly remembered for his management of the final stages of the Covid-19 epidemic, which regularly hosts television on infection rates, closures and community deviation measures.
Published Parhlo, May 17, 2022