A month after the re-election of French President Emmanuel Macron, the government for this new five-year term was announced on Friday, with renewals and new faces.
The new government team composed by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne was unveiled on Friday and is due to meet on Monday for its first Council of Ministers around the President of the Republic.
The government includes some names already known to the former government such as Gérald Darmanin who keeps his place in the Ministry of the Interior, and the Keeper of the Seals, Éric Dupond-Moretti, who remains in Justice.
Former spokesperson Gabriel Attal is appointed Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts and Bruno Le Maire is number two in the government, in charge of the Economy and Finance.
Four days after the appointment of the new Prime Minister, the Secretary General of the Élysée, Alexis Kohler, announced that Agnès Pannier-Runacher will become Minister for Energy Transition, while Amélie de Montchalin will be Minister for Ecological Transition and territorial cohesion.
The Minister for the Armed Forces is Sébastien Lecornu, and Marc Fesneau is appointed Minister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty. The Ministry of Labour, Full Employment and Integration will be occupied by Olivier Dussopt, while the portfolio of National Education and Youth goes to the historian Pap Ndiaye.
Brigitte Bourguignon will be the new Minister of Health and Prevention and the Franco-Lebanese Rima Abdul Malak has been appointed to the Ministry of Culture. Damien Abad is appointed Minister of Solidarity, Autonomy and Disabled People.
Finally, Catherine Colonna will hold the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Europe. Prior to this appointment, she was French Ambassador to London.