Historical Sarkozyst, senior official and mayor of Prades (Pyrénées-Orientales), Jean Castex was little known to the French when Emmanuel Macron chose him to occupy the seat of head of government.
A 55-year-old enarque from the Court of Auditors, he is a great connoisseur of the hospital sector and was also the “Mr.
Deconfinement ”of the government before arriving in Matignon.
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Reshuffle: Jean Castex, the" Mr.
deconfinement ”propelled to Matignon
"a senior official who knows the world of health perfectly and who is formidable in efficiency",
had praised Édouard Philippe during confinement.
“An open mind and a firm hand,”
he added during the handover.