The secret remains intact. Re-elected French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday in Berlin who would be his next prime minister. However, he refused to reveal his name.
“Yes, but I’m not going to tell you here, nor now, of course,” he replied during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, when he was told asked if he knew which French Prime Minister would attend the next Franco-German Council of Ministers.
Castex in place until Friday
This Franco-German council will be held “in the first half of July”, after the G7 and NATO summits in June, added the French president, who was making his first international trip to Berlin since his recent re-election.
Current Prime Minister Jean Castex will remain in office until the end of Emmanuel Macron’s first five-year term, which formally ends on Friday evening. The appointment of the new Prime Minister, who must have a “social, environmental and productive” fiber according to the composite portrait drawn up by the Head of State, has been the subject of all speculation for several days.