France: Prime Minister’s resignation. The position could be held for the first time by a declared homosexual

After two years in office, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne resigned. French media speculate who will replace her.

“French President Emmanuel Macron announced details of the long-awaited government reshuffle on Monday. Elisabeth Borne will be replaced after less than two years in office. The position will most likely be taken over by 34-year-old Education Minister Gabriel Attal. If this were to happen, he would be the youngest and first Prime Minister of France to be declared homosexual,” describes France24.

“Commentators see the reshuffle as necessary for a new opening for President Macron’s second five-year term,” it noted. It was noted that recent times had been full of crises unfavorable to the president’s image.

“Since defeating the far right in 2022, Macron has faced protests over unpopular pension reforms, the loss of his majority in parliamentary elections and controversies over immigration rules. The 62-year-old Borne, the second woman to become Prime Minister of France, endured these problems, but it did not help save her positions,” we read.

The France24 portal notes that the “decisive” meeting between Elisabeth Borne and the president took place on Monday afternoon at the Elysée Palace.

Name exchange

“In addition to Attal, potential candidates for the post of Prime Minister include 37-year-old Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu and 43-year-old former Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie. But a source close to the government said Attal remains the favorite in the region. this race,” we read.

In May 2022, Gabriel Attal became delegated minister of public accounts in the newly established Borne cabinet. In July 2023, he moved to the position of Minister of Education and Youth. His life partner is Stéphane Séjourné (MEP, former political advisor to President Macron), with whom he has entered into a registered partnership.

In the French political system, the president is responsible for the country’s most important policies, while the prime minister is responsible for the day-to-day running of the government, “which means he is the one who pays the price when the government gets into trouble.” .”

Source: Do Rzeczy