Politics, Europe

France's new premier announces Cabinet reshuffle

Cabinet comprises 31 ministers, including 17 women

Cindi Cook   | 07.07.2020
France's new premier announces Cabinet reshuffle

PARIS

France’s new prime minister announced a Cabinet reshuffle on Monday.   

Installed on Friday with the departure of his predecessor Edouard Philippe, Jean Castex has big shoes to fill as he has to ensure that those chosen will carry out the vision that President Emmanuel Macron has for the remaining three years of his term. 

Castex has named new figures to certain posts while others have been retained. There are 31 ministers in total, some of them deputies, with 17 women and 14 men comprising the lot. 

They will convene in their first Council of Ministers meeting on Tuesday.   

As announced by the Elysee Palace, the following is the official list of ministers: 

Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs 

Barbara Pompili, Minister for the Ecological Transition 

Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports 

Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance, and Recovery 

Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces 

Gerald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior 

Elisabeth Borne, Minister of Labor, Employment, and Integration 

Sebastian Lecornu, Minister of Overseas France 

Jacqueline Gourault, Minister for Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities 

Eric Dupond-Moretti, Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice 

Roselyne Bachelot, Minister of Culture 

Olivier Veran, Minister of Solidarity and Health 

Annick Girardin, Minister of the Sea 

Frederique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation 

Julien Denormandie, Minister of Agriculture and Food 

Amelie de Montchalin, Minister of Transformation and the Public Service  

The delegate ministers are as follows: 

Marc Fesneau, Minister to the Prime Minister, responsible for relations with Parliament and Citizen Participation 

Elizabeth Moreno, Minister to the Prime Minister, in charge of Equality Between Women and Men, Diversity and Equal Opportunities 

Franck Riester, Minister to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness 

Emmanuelle Wargon, Minister to the Minister for the Ecological Transition, in charge of Housing 

Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister to the Minister for the Ecological Transition, in charge of Transport 

Olivier Dussopt, Minister to the Minister of the Economy, in charge of Public Accounts 

Agnes Pannier-Runnacher, Minister to the Minister of the Economy, in charge of Industry 

Alain Griset, Minister to the Minister of the Economy, in charge of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises 

Roxana Maracineanu, Minister to the Minister of National Education, responsible for Sports

Genvieve Darrieussecq, Minister to the Minister of the Armed Forces, in charge of Memory and Veterans 

Marlene Schiappa, Minister to the Minister of the Interior, responsible for Citizenship 

Brigitte Klinkert, Minister to the Minister of Labor, in Charge of Integration 

Nadia Hai, Minister to the Minister for Territorial Cohesion, responsible for the City 

Brigitte Bourguignon, Minister to the Minister of Solidarity and Health, responsible for Autonomy 

Gabriel Attal, Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, spokesperson for the government

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