Jean Castex named as new French PM
Tasheknt, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- President of France Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex, who coordinated France’s virus reopening strategy, as the country’s new prime minister.
Castex replaces Edouard Philippe, who resigned earlier in the day. Macron is reshuffling the government to focus on restarting the economy after months of lockdown.
Castex, 55, is a career public servant who has worked with multiple governments. France’s gradual reopening plan has been seen as generally successful so far.
Many government members are expected to be replaced in the reshuffle.