Christophe Castaner tipped to take the helm of the Grand Port of Marseille

The former Minister of the Interior should rise in mid-October to the presidency of the public establishment. An “unpaid” position, specifies the person concerned.

He had promised to “do not try to bounce back in politics”. Withdrawn since his defeat in the legislative elections in his stronghold of Forcalquier (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), Christophe Castaner is expected to lead the Supervisory Board of the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille.

This appointment of the former Minister of the Interior was announced on Friday at Provence by the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Renaud Muselier. It could become effective at the next meeting of the Supervisory Board, scheduled for October 14.

“Unpaid” Presidency

The interested party confirmed this scenario to BFM Dici on Monday, although he finds the announcement “a bit premature”. “VSe are not actually new functions. It is a non-executive and unpaid presidency, explains the former leader of the Walker deputies. “I’ve seen a few reactions from the RN who seem to forget that. For me, it is more a support for the presidential project and the Port within the framework of “Marseille en grand” [le plan d’Emmanuel Macron pour Marseille lancé en septembre 2021] .»

After this announcement, the CGT dockers filed a strike notice from September 30, denouncing a “parachuting” and “favoritism“. The Supervisory Board of the Grand Port of Marseille has had no president since December 2020, but the interim has been provided for almost two years by business manager Élisabeth Ayrault.

By becoming head of the Grand Port of Marseille, Christophe Castaner would add his name to the list of “recasés”, among the former ministers beaten in the legislative elections. Before him, Brigitte Bourguignon (Health) was appointed to the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (Igas), Emmanuelle Wargon (Housing) took the helm of the Energy Regulation Commission, and Jean-Michel Blanquer (National Education ) became a professor of constitutional law at the University of Paris Panthéon-Assas.

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