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Gabriel Attal

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Gabriel Attal
Attal in 2024
Prime Minister of France
Assumed office
9 January 2024
PresidentEmmanuel Macron
Preceded byÉlisabeth Borne
Minister of National Education and Youth
In office
20 July 2023 – 9 January 2024
Prime MinisterÉlisabeth Borne
Preceded byPap Ndiaye
Succeeded byAmélie Oudéa-Castéra
Minister of Public Action and Accounts
In office
20 May 2022 – 20 July 2023
Prime MinisterÉlisabeth Borne
Preceded byOlivier Dussopt
Succeeded byThomas Cazenave
Spokesperson of the Government
In office
6 July 2020 – 20 May 2022
Prime MinisterJean Castex
Preceded bySibeth Ndiaye
Succeeded byOlivia Grégoire
Secretary of State to the Minister of National Education and Youth
In office
16 October 2018 – 6 July 2020
Prime MinisterÉdouard Philippe
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySarah El Haïry
Spokesperson of La République En Marche!
In office
4 January 2018 – 16 October 2018
Preceded byBenjamin Griveaux
Succeeded byLaetitia Avia
Member of the National Assembly
for Hauts-de-Seine's 10th constituency
In office
21 June 2017 – 16 November 2018
Preceded byAndré Santini
Succeeded byFlorence Provendier
Personal details
Born (1989-03-16) 16 March 1989 (age 35)
Clamart, France
Political partyRenaissance (2016–present)
Other political
Socialist Party (2006–2016)
Domestic partnerStéphane Séjourné (2015–c. 2024)[1]
EducationÉcole alsacienne
Alma materSciences Po
University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas

Gabriel Attal (French pronunciation: ​[ɡabʁijɛl atal]; born 16 March 1989) is a French politician. He is a member of the Renaissance party (RE). In January 2024, he became the Prime Minister of France.

Attal was born in Clamart, France. He studied at Sciences Po and at University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas.

He was elected to the French National Assembly in June 2017. He soon became junior minister to the Minister of National Education and Youth in 2018. He later was the Government Spokesperson in 2020.

Attal then became Minister of Public Action and Accounts in 2022 and Minister of National Education and Youth in 2023.

On 9 January 2024, he was picked by President Emmanuel Macron to replace Élisabeth Borne as Prime Minister. At the age of 34, he became the youngest and first openly gay person to hold the office in France, and the youngest serving state leader in the world[broken anchor].[2]

He has been seen as a possible candidate for President of France for the 2027 presidential election.[3]

Attal is gay and lived in a civil union with Stéphane Séjourné, a member of the European Parliament.[4] The relationship had ended by 2024.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Who is Gabriel Attal, France's new prime minister?". Politico. 9 January 2024.
  2. "Who is Gabriel Attal, the French PM who climbed the ranks in record time?". The Guardian. 9 January 2024.
  3. "Attal: the 'new Macron' at helm of French government". France 24. 9 January 2024.
  4. Biseau, Grégoire (31 October 2021). "Stéphane Séjourné et Gabriel Attal, un couple au cœur du pouvoir" (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  5. "Who is Gabriel Attal, France's new prime minister?". Politico. 9 January 2024.