Jean Castex

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Jean Castex

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Castex in July 2020
Prime Minister of France
Assumed office
3 July 2020
PresidentEmmanuel Macron
Preceded byÉdouard Philippe
Mayor of Prades
In office
18 March 2008 – 3 July 2020
Preceded byJean-François Denis
Succeeded byYves Delcor (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1965-06-25) 25 June 1965 (age 56)
Vic-Fezensac, France
Political partyUnion for a Popular Movement (until 2015)
The Republicans (2015–2020)
LREM (since 2020)
Alma materUniversity of Toulouse 2
Sciences Po
École nationale d'administration
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Jean Castex (French: [ʒɑ̃ kastɛks]; born 25 June 1965) is a French politician. He became the Prime Minister of France on 3 July 2020.[1]

He was a member of The Republicans (LR). He was Mayor of Prades, a provincial town in Southern France, for twelve years until his appointment as Prime Minister. He was praised for his role in handling the Coronavirus crisis.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mallet, Victor. "Macron names Jean Castex as new French prime minister". www.ft.com. Financial Times.
  2. "French president names Jean Castex, who coordinated France's virus reopening strategy, as new prime minister". Associated Press. 3 July 2020.