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France’s new authorities is in place – Stéphane Séjourné would be the new international minister


France’s new international minister Stéphane Séjourné


French President Macron is counting on confirmed forces to reshuffle his authorities. There is a change within the Foreign Ministry with Stéphane Séjourné, the previous companion of the brand new Prime Minister Gabriel Attal.

In the course of a authorities reshuffle in France, President Emmanuel Macron is specializing in continuity. Bruno Le Maire stays Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance and Gérald Darmanin stays head of the Interior Department, because the Élysée Palace introduced on Thursday night in Paris. Defense Minister stays Sébastian Lecornu and the judiciary continues to be headed by Éric Dupond-Moretti. However, there’s a change within the Foreign Ministry: Stéphane Séjourné replaces Catherine Colonna. He is the previous companion of the brand new Prime Minister Gabriel Attal. The registered civil partnership has now been dissolved. The 38-year-old is a long-time companion of Macron and has beforehand been head of the liberal group within the EU Parliament.

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France's newly appointed Prime Minister Gabriel Attal arrives for the handover ceremony with outgoing Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, France, on January 9, 2024. LUDOVIC MARIN/Pool via REUTERS

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There can be a change on the prime of the Ministry of Culture. This might be headed by Rachida Dati, who was Justice Minister from 2007 to 2009 and belongs to the conservative opposition celebration Les Républicains. She succeeds Rima Abdul Malak, who was concerned within the affair surrounding actor Gérard Depardieu, who’s accused of sexism and sexual abuse. She had described Depardieu as a “disgrace for France”, whereas Macron partially defended the actor.

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Reshuffle: Attal Named Prime Minister

On Tuesday, Macron appointed the earlier Education Minister Gabriel Attal as the brand new Prime Minister. The centrist authorities of Élisabeth Borne had beforehand resigned underneath stress from the president. Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra is now additionally answerable for the training division. For Macron, the federal government reshuffle is about an escape ahead. Since the 2022 parliamentary elections, his camp now not has an absolute majority within the National Assembly and relies on votes from the opposition.

With the brand new authorities, Macron needs to unite his personal camp and go into the European elections stronger, through which Marine Le Pen’s right-wing nationalists threaten to considerably overtake his troops.

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