Gabriel Attal elevated to prime minister of France

Gabriel Attal made history on Tuesday, being named as France’s youngest and first gay prime minister.

President Emmanuel Macron named Education Minister Gabriel Attal, aged 34, as prime minister in a bid to give new momentum to his presidency, the Elysée announced in a press statement.

Late Monday, following days of speculation, Macron accepted the resignation of Elisabeth Borne, 62, after serving less than two years in office, ahead of a widely expected cabinet reshuffle that seeks to breathe new life into the final three years of his mandate.

Attal is now tasked with forming a government.

While two-time President Macron cannot run again in the 2027 elections, relaunching his government is seen as crucial to helping prevent Marine Le Pen from becoming president.


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