The new Prime Minister, Jean Castex, wanted to make his first official outing on Saturday in a high-tech company, on Saturday. But the dealings did not stop with this visit: he intends, with Emmanuel Macron, to form "as soon as possible" a government to apply a recovery plan in the face of the economic and social crisis, before the presidential election of 2022. Should we expect a revival? This reshuffle promises to be "large-scale", warned the entourage of Emmanuel Macron, ensuring that there would be "new talents" and "personalities from different backgrounds" in this government.
In the meantime, Jean Castex is increasing consultations and meetings since his appointment on Friday. That same day, before having lunch with the President, he, for example, received several ministers including Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of Education and Didier Guillaume, Minister of Agriculture. Because the future government cast must stick to the new line of Emmanuel Macron, which is oriented on several major projects such as economic recovery, ecological transition, old age or youth.
A practically ready list of ministers
The future government will also have to be joint and respect the political balance of the majority. It is rumored that the list of ministers is almost complete. "We put the bites double," promises including Jean Castex in the Sunday Journal . In such an exercise, the puzzle may need to be reviewed if one of the pieces had to be changed after tax and conflict of interest audits, for example.
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The announcement of this new government could also be done in two stages with, first of all, the presentation of a tight team around very political ministries in charge of the President's main priorities. This first list could be completed, within a few days, by State Secretaries in charge of specific files.