Emmanuel Macron is given the intention of appointing a woman as head of government and prime minister, at the head of his new team where personalities from the center, right, liberals, reformists, independents and "socialists" or ex-socialists should be integrated.
Jean Castex, prime minister since July 3, 2020, former secretary general of the Elysee, during the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, should resign this Monday, to receive his possible successor, or successor, with a certain "speed".
Macron has taken three weeks of long reflection, after his re-election as President of the Republic, before addressing the formation of his new combat government, before the legislative elections next June.
In the history of the Fifth Republic, only François Mitterrarnd "dared" to appoint a woman Head of Government, Édith Cresson, who served as such between 1991 and 1992.
Analyzing the projects that are lent to Emmanuel Macron, Cresson has declared: "It is a very big risk. The French political class is very sexist. And the position of head of government is very hard and thankless."
Waiting for events, two names stand out in the "pools" about the possible appointment: Catherine Vautrin (61 years old), a conservative politician, former minister of Jacques Chirac, and Élisabeth Borne (61 years old), current Minister of Labor. Christine Lagarde, director general of the European Central Bank, Marisol Touraine and Audrey Azoulay, former socialist ministers of François Hollande, are also cited as possible heads of government.