Macron maintains his trusted core and signs the former Sarkozista Dati for the new Government

The president of France, Emmanuel Macronannounced this Thursday the composition of his new government after the recent incorporation of the prime minister, Gabriel Attalthus confirming the continuity of his trusted ministers.

The changes made by Macron in his cabinet of ministers have been announced by the secretary general of the French Presidency, Alexis Kohlerin a press conference from the Elysée published on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.

The ministers who remain in France

Among the ministers who remain in their positions is the person in charge of Economy, Bruno Le Maireand the Interior, Gerald Darmanindespite the pressure on the latter due to the recent parliamentary processing of immigration reform, which even led him to put the position at Macron’s disposal and explore a possible exit.

The Minister of Justice also continues, Eric Dupond-Morettiacquitted in December in a case that examined his previous work as a lawyer, and the head of Defense, Sebastien Lecornu. According to sources cited by BFMTV, Macron even offered the previous prime minister, Elisabeth Borne, to stay in the Government as Minister of Defense, but she rejected it.

The news in Macron’s Government

One of the big news will be the rise of Prisca Thévenot, new spokesperson for the Executive. Thévenot, 38, has been the ‘number two’ of the Ministry of Education under Attal, which is why she is considered a person of the new prime minister’s greatest confidence.

In addition, she will join as Minister of Culture Rachida Datiwho was Minister of Justice during the mandate of the former president Nicolas Sarzoky and also a candidate for mayor of Paris in the 2020 elections against her rival, Anne Hidalgo.

Likewise, Macron’s former campaign advisor, Stephane Séjourné, and current Secretary General of Renacimiento, will occupy the Foreign Affairs portfolio, replacing Catherine Colonna. He is also president of the liberal Renew Europe group in the European Parliament.

Key year for France: from the Olympics to the European elections

Macron and Attal, who have held several meetings in recent days – this Thursday they had lunch together – thus complete the battery of changes that began on Monday with the resignation of Borne. A day later, the name of the new head of Government was known, who at 34 years old is the youngest leader in the history of the Fifth French Republic.

Attal, considered until now one of the ministers most sympathetic to Macron, faces the challenge of relaunching the Government’s image in a key year marked by the Paris Olympic Games and for the celebration at the beginning of June of the european electionsin which The far right aspires to repeat the success of 2019 and become first force again.

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