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The Minister of National Education, Gabriel Attal, following the council of ministers at the Elysée Palace, in Paris, December 20, 2023.

From one historic file to a different. Elected President of the Republic in 2017, at lower than 40 years outdated, Emmanuel Macron has simply appointed the youngest Prime Minister of the Ve Republic, to interchange Elisabeth Borne and attempt to revitalize a stalled five-year time period. Aged 34, Gabriel Attal, who arrives on Tuesday January 9 in Matignon, thus dethrones Laurent Fabius who, appointed to this place on the age of 37 by François Mitterrand, has lengthy been capable of pleasure himself on this specificity. He can be the primary to make no secret of his homosexuality. On November 5, 2023, he spoke in “Sept à quatre” on TF1, saying he mentioned to his father: “Dad, I fell in love with a boy. »

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In recent weeks, while a change of prime minister was discussed at the Elysée, no one really believed in this scenario, including Gabriel Attal, appointed in July 2023 to the Ministry of National Education to try to reassure a sector damaged and in crisis, seemed new – and essential – rue de Grenelle, where it had begun to prove itself in just a few months.

Finally, for the first time since 2017, Emmanuel Macron broke away from his usual pattern, by choosing a political profile for Matignon, where he appointed senior civil servants, fine experts in the State, but then relegated to the rank of simple collaborators, destined never to overshadow him.

Carrying out “civic rearmament”

By propelling Gabriel Attal to rue de Varenne, the President of the Republic, weakened by his relative majority, makes the implicit admission that he wants the recognition of the Minister of Education – one of many uncommon recognized faces of the “ Macron generation” – to breathe new life into his mandate. And put on this “civic rearmament” introduced throughout his televised needs, on the night of December 31, 2023. A spectacular promotion for “young Gabriel” whom former Prime Minister Jean Castex, to whom he’s shut, was looking for – on the event of the July 2020 reshuffle – A “bones to gnaw”speculated to calm his youthful brother’s loopy impatience.

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Since his entry into authorities, within the fall of 2018, on the age of 29, as Secretary of State to the Minister of National Education and Youth Jean-Michel Blanquer – youngest member of a authorities underneath the Ve Republic -, the Renaissance deputy for Hauts-de-Seine had a flawless profession: authorities spokesperson, funds minister, earlier than arriving on the Ministry of National Education, the place his first steps have been acclaimed by the French. Just earlier than his appointment, in the summertime of 2023, these near him warned him towards the calls for of a dangerous place, wherein it’s so simple to get misplaced: “Don’t do this madness, it will be the end of your political career!” »

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