Élisabeth Borne is stepping down as France’s Prime Minister after less than two years on the job, just as President Emmanuel Macron plans a major government reshuffle ahead of upcoming European elections. Macron praised Borne’s dedication but didn’t reveal her successor.

The move is seen as Macron’s effort to revitalize his government’s image amid protests and setbacks. With June’s elections looming and France hosting the Olympics, the reshuffle aims to boost Macron’s political standing.

The departure of Borne, the second female prime minister, marks the beginning of this political shake-up.

Possible replacements include Education Minister Gabriel Attal, Armed Forces Minister Sebastien Lecornu, and former Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie.

The new prime minister faces a tough task in pushing Macron’s policies into law since the president’s party lost its parliamentary majority in 2022.

Information sourced from BBC.


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