Jean Castex

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Jean Castex
Portrait Jean Castex (cropped).jpg
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 56)
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
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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. "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.
  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". thelocal.fr. 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.