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Emmanuel Macron appoints Jean Castex as new French prime minister

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 3, 2020
Emmanuel Macron has appointed Jean Castex, deputy chief of staff to the French president, as the new prime minister after Edouard Philippe on Friday announced that he's stepping down.
Jean Castex
Prime Minister   Jean Castex
The president has already instructed Castex, who was in charge of France's coronavirus reopening strategy, to form a government.

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Philippe and cabinet members will continue managing pending matters until a new government is appointed.