According to the written statement from the Elysee Palace, changes were made in the cabinet.
New names were appointed to replace French Minister of Health François Braun, Minister of Solidarity Jean-Christophe Combe, Minister for Overseas Territories Jean-François Carenco, Minister for City and Housing Olivier Klein and Minister for Gender Equality Isabelle Rome.
Accordingly, Aurelien Rousseau, the former cabinet director of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, was appointed as the Ministry of Health, and Aurore Berge, the Parliamentary Group Deputy Chairman of the ruling party Rönesans, was appointed as the Ministry of Solidarity and Family. Berge was previously the spokesperson for the ruling party, and was elected to parliament twice in 2017 and 2022.
Philippe Vigier, a member of the Movement for Democracy (MoDem) party, who has been a member of parliament for 16 years, has been appointed as Minister for Overseas Territories.
Marseille-born MP Sabrina Agresti-Roubache has been appointed Minister of State for the City, and Patrice Vergriete, Mayor of Dunkerque, the country’s northern city, has been appointed Minister for Housing.
New education minister is 34 years old
It was decided that Gabriel Attal, the Minister responsible for public expenditures, would continue his duty as Minister of Education, by changing his position. Attal, 34, graduated from Paris Sciences Po University and previously served as a deputy, minister of state at the Ministry of Education and Government Spokesperson.
Thomas Cazenave becomes the new Minister for public expenditure. Cazenave previously worked as a financial inspector.
It was decided that the Minister of State for Ecology, Berangere Couillard, should be appointed as Minister for Equality of Women and Men.
Minister of State for Youth, Sarah El Hairy, was appointed Minister of State for Biodiversity.
MP Fadila Khattabi was appointed as Minister for Persons with Disabilities, while MP Prisca Thevenot was appointed as Minister of State for Youth.
Marlene Schiappa, Minister of State for Social and Solidarity Economy and Foundation Life at the Prime Ministry, was dismissed from the cabinet.
Schiappa was criticized for the management of the Marianne Fund, which was established in the country to fight separatism after the murder of teacher Samuel Paty in 2020.
Among those still serving in the Cabinet are Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna, Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti, Minister of Defense Sebastien Lecornu, Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt, Minister of Higher Education and Research Sylvie Retailleau, Minister of Agriculture Marc Christsneau, Minister of Culture for Ecological Transition and Regional Public Service, Abdul-Mala Chomini, and Minister of Regional Transformation, Abdulla Felipe, Minister of State for Transformation. Energy Transition Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher, Sports, Olympic and Paralympic Games Minister Amelie Oudea-Castera and Government Spokesperson Olivier Veran.
The Council of Ministers of the new cabinet, in which Emmanuel Macron will also participate, will meet tomorrow.
Since May 16, 2022, when Elisabeth Borne took office as prime minister, there have been two partial changes in the cabinet.
In the general election held in June 2022, some members of the cabinet who could not be elected as deputies were dismissed on July 4, 2022.