The composition of the new government led by Elisabeth Borne will be announced in the afternoon of Friday May 20.

The first Council of Ministers will be held on Monday, announced the Elysée.

The government will thus be formed four days after the appointment as Prime Minister of Elisabeth Borne, who on Thursday affirmed her desire to have "the best team".

The government will meet on Monday, almost a month after the re-election of the head of state, on April 24, with 58.55% of the vote, against Marine Le Pen (RN), and three weeks before the first round of elections. legislative elections of June 12 and 19.

By Monday, the handover ceremonies will take place in the ministries between the outgoing and the newcomers.

Long delays in forming a government

"Obviously we are not dragging out. I can assure you that we are working on it very closely," said Elisabeth Borne on Thursday, pressed by journalists on the expectation of the new government during her first trip to Les Mureaux. in the Yvelines.

Also questioned about the deadlines, Emmanuel Macron for his part stressed that the formation of a government required "time, substantive exchanges (...) therefore as much time as useful and necessary".

To prepare it, Elisabeth Borne went to the Élysée several times, consulted the former Prime Ministers Edouard Philippe and Bernard Cazeneuve (ex-PS), as well as political leaders and social partners.

Marine Le Pen judged Thursday on BFMTV "particularly abnormal" the absence of government "when we know the daily situation of the French", confronted with the impact of inflation.

With AFP

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