just arrived at Matignon, Jean Castex, has indicated that he no longer wanted him. And the message seems to be past. On 15 July, a few days after the reshuffle, the secretary general of the government, Marc Guillaume has been ousted. A rare occurrence in the history of the Fifth Republic. At each change of government, the incumbent of this strategic position was only very rarely replaced. Several rumors had been circulating to explain the departure of the express.
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one of them was before the too much that had been taken by this high official whose nicknames were : "Grand Chambellan" or " Prime minister bis ". But another reason could in part explain the circumstances of this disgrace. According to The World, Marc Guillaume have been the object, without being named, a note bundle written by many hands by the staff of the Elysée palace, denouncing the words sexist.
No penalty, but a development point
The text would have been transmitted on 8 march 2018 to Anne de Bayser, the deputy secretary general of the presidency of the Republic. A symbolic date that corresponds to the day of the rights of women. "If we do not have to suffer directly from sexist behaviour within your firm, we are regularly confronted ourselves or witnesses of such practices at the highest summit of the State ", can be read from the beginning of the note. In detail, the autrices cite the remarks sexist and misogynist that had been addressed during interdepartmental meetings, but also within the Elysium. No name is explicitly mentioned.
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The World states that the signatories would have dropped the piece to the oral-to-Anne de Bayser. A list of non-writing that will include members and officials, but especially Marc Guillaume, who would be fond of jokes of machismo. "You, you're going to make a career with your neckline ! ", "it is rare for a woman that thinks... and it is beautiful too, especially when it's wearing a skirt" or " No, I will not take any chocolate, dear X... It's a long time to me thou hast not seen naked, it degrades ! "the examples are not lacking.
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Marc Guillaume wouldn't be his first shot, and it would drag behind him a reputation well-known in the corridors of the Elysium. "Already, when he was director of civil affairs and the seal, ministry of justice, his jokes were painful ", slide a public servant in the World. If there was no sanction, a development has nevertheless taken place. Since then, Marc Guillaume would have calmed the game. A misogyny, which he defended with the daily information, but it may not be foreign to his departure.