The government will be completed after the legislative elections with the allocation of portfolios dedicated to housing and transport, two themes within the scope of the Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, spokeswoman Olivia Grégoire said on Monday.
“There will most certainly be new personalities within the government specifically dedicated, for example, to transport, housing, under the supervision of Minister Amélie de Montchalin (Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, editor’s note) directly placed under the prime minister," said the government spokesperson to the press after the first Council of Ministers of the government of Elisabeth Borne. “The government will be completed after the legislative elections” of June 12 and 19, she had previously specified.
The absence of portfolios specifically dedicated to housing or transport issues when the new government was announced on Friday had aroused emotion and astonishment among the players in these two sectors worried about a hypothetical disappearance of a ministry or secretariat of State devoted to these issues. “Minister Amélie de Montchalin has in her portfolio, within her perimeter, transport issues, housing issues, you know that there are major administrations at the service of these issues, today they have a minister”, wanted to reassure Olivia Grégoire. “This government is already operational on transport and housing issues, we may be missing a few ministers and (…) the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister will have the opportunity to complete the government team”, a- she explained again. Amélie de Montchalin is one of the two ministers with Agnès Pannier-Runacher to support Elisabeth Borne in leading the ecological and energy transition in the new government.