Jean Castex

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Jean Castex

Castex in July 2020
Prime Minister of France
In office
3 July 2020 – 16 May 2022
PresidentEmmanuel Macron
Preceded byÉdouard Philippe
Succeeded byÉlisabeth Borne
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 58)
Vic-Fezensac, France
Political partyUnion for a Popular Movement (until 2015)
The Republicans (2015–2020)
LREM (since 2020)
Alma materUniversity of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès|University of Toulouse 2
Sciences Po
École nationale d'administration

Jean Castex (French: [ʒɑ̃ kastɛks]; born 25 June 1965) is a French politician. He was the Prime Minister of France from 3 July 2020 to 16 May 2022.[1] He was nominated to the job by President Emmanuel Macron.

He was a member of Les Républicans (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]

On 25 April 2022, after Macron's re-election as President of France, Castex agreed to resign as Prime Minister of France.[3] Castex had previously promised to do so if Macron was re-elected.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mallet, Victor (3 July 2020). "Macron names Jean Castex as new French prime minister". Financial Times.
  2. "French president names Jean Castex, who coordinated France's virus reopening strategy, as new prime minister". Associated Press. 3 July 2020.
  3. "Macron set to name France's next PM as focus moves to legislative elections". 25 April 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  4. "French PM announces he will resign if Macron is re-election". 19 April 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  5. "French PM Castex announces government resignation if Macron re-elected". Le Monde. 19 April 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2022.