The Élysée Palace announced on Friday noon that Emmanuel Macron had appointed the high-ranking official Jean Castex to the post of Prime Minister, replacing Edouard Philippe.

To replace Edouard Philippe, Emmanuel Macron appointed Jean Castex as Prime Minister and charged him with forming a new government, the Elysée Palace announced on Friday. Former collaborator of Nicolas Sarkozy, Jean Castex, 55, mayor LR of Prades, has been the interministerial delegate responsible for deconfinement since April.

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