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JEAN CASTEX NAMED AS NEW FRENCH PRIME MINISTER

JEAN CASTEX NAMED AS NEW FRENCH PRIME MINISTER

French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex, as the country’s new prime minister.

55-year-old Castex, who coordinated France’s virus reopening strategy replaces Edouard Philippe, who resigned earlier today.

He is a career public servant who has worked with multiple governments.

The French President is reshuffling the government to focus on restarting the economy after months of lockdown.

Macron told a local newspaper that he is seeking a “new path” to rebuild the country for the two remaining years of his term.