The new prime minister of France is Gabriel Attal
Vita gazette – Emmanuel Macron appointed 34-year-old Education Minister Gabriel Attal as his new prime minister.
The new prime minister was announced yesterday after 62-year-old French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, who has been working in France since May 2022, resigned yesterday. The French press announced that President Emmanuel Macron appointed 34-year-old Minister of Education Gabriel Attal as the new prime minister.
The French government has made no official statement on the issue. Macron’s close ally, Gabriel Attal, served as government spokesman during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The government led by Macron and Borne lost its absolute majority in parliament shortly after Macron’s re-election in 2022 and needed help passing laws. Rumours about a change in government have increased since Macron promised a new political initiative in December last year.
Attal joined the Socialist Party when he was 17. He became a household name in French politics after being named government spokesman during the pandemic. At the time, Attal was in a relationship with Stephane Sejourne, Macron’s former political adviser. He would later be named as a junior minister in the finance ministry and then education minister in 2023, making a name for himself as one of Macron’s savviest cabinet ministers and a smooth communicator.
At 34, Gabriel Attal is France’s youngest post-war prime minister, a record previously held by the leftist Laurent Fabius, who was 37 when he was named prime minister by Francois Mitterrand in 1984. Attal is France’s first openly gay prime minister. He was outed by an old school associate in 2018 when he was named a junior minister during Macron’s first mandate.