“The President of the Republic has appointed Ms. Elisabeth Borne Prime Minister and has instructed her to form a government,” the presidency said in a statement.
“It is the choice of competence in the service of France, of a woman of conviction, action and achievement”, explained the Élysée.
At 61, the one who until now was Minister of Labor becomes the second woman to enter Matignon after Edith Cresson, who remained in this position for eleven months from May 1991 to April 1992, during François Mitterrand's second seven-year term.
Polytechnician, Élisabeth Borne, passed since 2017 by Transport then by the Ecological Transition, is one of the supporters of the left wing of the government and known for her rigor and her skills.
She was prefect of the Poitou-Charentes region from 2013 to 2014, then chief of staff to Ségolène Royal at the Ministry of Ecology from 2014 to 2015, before taking the helm of the RATP until her entry into government in 2017. .
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His name has been regularly cited since the re-election of Emmanuel Macron on April 24.
The president had specified that he wanted a Prime Minister with a “social, environmental and productive” profile.
"She has the culture of the State, the territory and the company" and has demonstrated "her ability to carry out reforms", underlined the Elysée.
“Ecological transition is at the heart of her commitment” and she is “a left-wing woman with a social commitment, especially for youth, with learning and the youth engagement contract”.
In addition, Élisabeth Borne has been "engaged from the start alongside the president and at the heart of the majority", having joined LREM in 2017, she added.
The formation of the government should now take place in the "coming days", it was indicated in the entourage of the president.