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.
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.