Elisabeth Borne elected as new Prime Minister of France

French President Emmanuel Macron on 16th May 2022 picked Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne as new Prime Minister as he prepares for legislative elections in June, the second time in 30 years that a woman has been appointed to the prime minister.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Jean Casteux submitted his resignation, paving the way for a cabinet change following Macron’s re-election in April.

61 Years old Borne, will be the first woman named as prime minister since Edith Cresson briefly occupied the office during the presidency of Socialist leader Francois Mitterrand in the early 1990s.

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