It was one of the characters in the most powerful of the State to the point of being called " the First minister bis ". According to our information, several sources at the top of the State, the secretary general of the government, Marc Guillaume has been relieved of his duties at the request of Jean Castex. He occupied this strategic position – the secretary general is responsible for coordinating the work of government from an administrative point of view – since 2015. In the first part of the quinquennium, he worked in close collaboration with Benoît Ribadeau-Dumas, the director of the cabinet of Édouard Philippe when it last was at Matignon.
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Marc Guillaume will be replaced by Claire Landais, secretary general of Defence and national Security.