10:35 a.m., May 20, 2022
The composition of the new government will be announced this Friday afternoon, the Elysee Palace told Europe 1. The first Council of Ministers will be held this Monday morning, with Elisabeth Borne in the lead.
The composition of the new government will be announced this Friday afternoon, the Elysee Palace told Europe 1. The first Council of Ministers will be held this Monday morning, with Elisabeth Borne in the lead. As a reminder, the former Minister of Labor succeeded Jean Castex on May 16.
The government will meet on Monday, almost a month after the re-election of the head of state, on April 24, with 58.55% of the vote, against Marine Le Pen (RN), and three weeks before the first round of elections. legislative elections of June 12 and 19. By Monday, the handover ceremonies will take place in the ministries between the outgoing and the newcomers.
“Obviously we are not dragging out. I can assure you that we are working on it very closely,” said Elisabeth Borne on Thursday, pressed by journalists on the expectation of the new government during her first trip to Les Mureaux. (Yvelines). Also questioned about the deadlines, Emmanuel Macron for his part stressed that the formation of a government required “time, substantive exchanges (…) therefore as much time as useful and necessary”.
Philippe and Cazeneuve consulted
To prepare it, Elisabeth Borne went to the Elysée several times, consulted the former Prime Ministers Edouard Philippe and Bernard Cazeneuve (ex-PS), as well as political leaders and social partners. Marine Le Pen judged Thursday on BFMTV “particularly abnormal” the absence of government “when we know the daily situation of the French”, confronted with the impact of inflation.