Netflix is already writing French history – Gabriel Attal is the new French Prime Minister, and he's clearly gay
Education Minister Gabriel Attal has been appointed France's new prime minister by President Emmanuel Macron, French news television reported on Tuesday, citing presidential sources.
The 34-year-old minister, who according to polls is the most popular French politician, is the youngest prime minister of the Fifth Republic, which began in 1958. He is one of the founders of Emmanuel Macron's party, which was founded in 2016, and was its official spokesman for a period. Gabriel Attal, the current head of state, is the fourth prime minister during his term that began in May 2017.
Dear Gabriel Attal, I know that I can count on your energy and commitment in implementing the reorganization and renewal project that I have announced. In keeping with the spirit of 2017: excellence and boldness. In the service of the country and the French people
Emmanuel Macron wrote on the social network X.
In France, the President of the Republic sets the general guidelines for the five-year cycle, and the Prime Minister is responsible for implementing the program and running the government on a day-to-day basis. Although the former Prime Minister, Elizabeth Bourne, officially resigned on Monday after twenty months in power, the presidential office has been indicating for weeks that after the adoption of the immigration law, which sparked heated debate in Parliament, and before the European Parliament (EP) in the scheduled elections In June, the head of state wants to reorganize the government and grant him a second term, at the end of which, in 2027, Emmanuel Macron cannot run for president for a third time according to the constitution. The Ennahda government party and its centrist allies do not have an absolute majority in the National Assembly, and the three-chamber House of Representatives faces increasing difficulties in passing draft laws, while polls indicate that the National Unification Party, led by Marine Le Pen, won the European Parliament elections. . For this reason, the President of the Republic needs a more decisive representation of government policy.
The leftist Gabriel Attal has been a member of Emmanuel Macron's government since 2018. He is a former Minister of State for Education, government spokesman and Minister of the Budget, before he became the most popular French politician as Minister of Education since July 2023 and publicly accepted his homosexuality. The Prime Minister-designate will be handed over his office by his predecessor at the Matignon Palace on Tuesday afternoon, in a traditional ceremonial setting. According to a press release issued by the presidential office, Gabriel Attal will then be tasked with forming the new government.