On July 3, 2020, Jean Castex became the new French Prime Minister. He replaces Edouard Philippe who handed in his resignation to Emmanuel Macron after three years at the head of Matignon. Discreet elected Les Républicains and from the town of Prades in the Pyrénées-Orientales, Jean Castex has mainly entered the national political scene by becoming the “Monsieur déconfinement” of the government. David Doukhan, head of the Parisian political service, deciphers the challenges of the surprise appointment of this little-known elected official.
VIDEO. Appointment of Jean Castex: "Stop looking at Matignon, and look at the Élysée!"
David Doukhan, head of the Parisian political service, deciphers the issues surrounding the appointment of Jean Castex as Prime Minister.