He was not expecting. Saturday, July 4, Claude Castex, the father of the new Prime minister, said on Europe 1 his surprise to see his son at Matignon. "After what he had done as" Mr. déconfinement ", I was expecting it to have been a minister during the reshuffle. But in any case I was expecting a post so prestigious ", he said.
Claude Castex has learned Thursday night that his son was to be named the next day. "II called me to tell me about it. He came out of the interview with the president and the Prime minister. He didn't spoke for a long time, he simply told me that it was a challenging job in a difficult situation and delicate, given the state of France. "
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The father has never failed to make the promotion of his son, ensuring that Jean Castex " has never retreated when it came to the care of his town ". He also recalled that the new Prime minister " has already been director of the cabinet of Xavier Bertrand to the department of Labour, he has very good contacts with the trade unions. An important part will be played on the pension reform ". "The popularity will not be its first concern," he says. Claude Castex says : "He will do what he will ask the president of the Republic, with its character. "