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Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, during his handover of power with Elisabeth Borne, at the Hôtel de Matignon, January 9, 2024.

It took virtually a month for Emmanuel Macron and Gabriel Attal to finalize their authorities group. A file within the historical past of the Ve Republic. It was by way of a easy press launch, despatched Thursday February 8 shortly after 8:30 p.m., that the record of recruits finishing the “pack” of ministers appointed on January 11. After'” audacity » and youth claimed through the nomination of “ XV of France “, according to the expression of the Elysée, the entire government must embody the “ action ” and the “ results », assured the Prime Minister during an interview on France 2 Thursday evening.

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The figures are, for the most part, familiar. No war spoils are recorded and the promise of a government “tight” takes off with a complete of 35 ministers and secretaries of state, in comparison with 38 within the final authorities of Elisabeth Borne.

The former tennis champion, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, swept away by a succession of controversies after her arrival on the XXL Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and the Olympic Games, returns to her former portfolio, restricted to sports activities and OJ. “I thank the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister for renewing their confidence in me “, commented on the former classmate of Emmanuel Macron at the ENA, aware of having come close to a pure and simple departure from the government. “There was a disturbance, a discomfortrecognized Gabriel Attal on Thursday, evoking the minister's blunders, the conditions for moving forward with the school have not been met. » To appease the teachers, Nicole Belloubet will occupy the flagship position of Gabriel Attal's government.

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The return of the former Minister of Justice is the only surprise of this second government wave. The former municipal representative in Toulouse succeeded in 2017, Place Vendôme, François Bayrou, implicated in the affair of the MoDem parliamentary assistants. Replaced by Eric Dupond-Moretti in the Castex government in 2020, she joined the academic world. Three and a half years later, the sixty-year-old “ succeeds » again, in a way, to the mayor of Pau, who coveted the position. “ Yes, I was available”, confided the Béarnais Thursday morning on Franceinfo, twenty-four hours after denouncing a disagreement “deep on the policy to follow”.

Bayrou is “of course” a reliable partner

The madness of the mayor of Pau allows the lawyer, professor of public law and former rector of the academy of Limoges then of Toulouse, to reconnect with power. The idea of ​​recalling this former socialist to head the Ministry of Education comes to the Head of State, without offending Gabriel Attal. The Prime Minister praised Thursday evening on France 2 “local and national experience » by Nicole Belloubet who is, he assures, “ totally aligned » on the vision of the executive school.

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