The new Prime Minister of France is Jean Castex

French President Emmanuel Macho has nominated Jean Castex as the new prime minister. Elysee Palace said in a statement on Friday.

Jean Castex, who was appointed in April by Emmanuel Macho to organize France’s exit from its coronavirus lockdown, is expected to have a lower political profile than his predecessor Edouard Philippe, who helped the president implement his ambitious economic reform program after his election in 2017.

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President Macron promised a “new path” in a recent interview announced on Friday.

The previous France prime minister Edouard Philippe met the president early in the morning and they agreed and the cabinet resigned with Philippe to reform a new one.

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