French Prime Minister hands over resignation to re-elected President
French Prime Minister Jean Castex resigns, and President Macron accepts.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex refused to be part of the new government and handed over his resignation. Media reports state that while his name appeared on the list of possible members for the Ministry of Justice, Castex had no intention of remaining in government.
Reports also noted that Castex initially intended to resign immediately after the presidential election, but President Emmanuel Macron, re-elected, requested that he keep his post until the reshuffle in the government.
According to the Elysee Palace statement, "Jean Castex today handed over the resignation of the government to the president of the republic, which he accepted."
Emmanuel Macron appointed his next Prime Minister, choosing the candidacy of Labor Minister Elizabeth Borne for the post of the country's new prime minister, and instructed her to form a new government, the Elysee Palace said.
French President Emmanuel Macron has won the 2022 French presidential elections, renewing his term after being elected as President in 2017.
The French President won by 58%, while his opponent, Marine Le Pen, received a 42% of the voter turnout.
Although there was a relatively low voter turnout, this year's elections exhibited high competitiveness, with Macron projecting popularity among French citizens despite his neoliberal policies.