Following French PM Elisabeth Borne’s resignation yesterday, French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed a new PM today. Taking over the reins from PM Borne is Gabriel Attal.
Cher @GabrielAttal, je sais pouvoir compter sur votre énergie et votre engagement pour mettre en œuvre le projet de réarmement et de régénération que j’ai annoncé. Dans la fidélité à l’esprit de 2017 : dépassement et audace. Au service de la Nation et des Français.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) January 9, 2024
Attal is both the youngest PM France has ever had, at 34 years old, and also France’s first openly gay PM.
Attal has been tasked with assisting in Macron’s wider goal of completely restructuring his government, which is supposed to come in the next few days. While some ministers are expected to keep their posts, many ministries will be shifted to new people.
— Gouvernement (@gouvernementFR) January 9, 2024
Macron’s government has been facing continual protests over varying issues since his election in 2017, the spirit of which he hopes to return in his government restructure.