New French Prime Minister Sworn In

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.

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.

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.