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34-year-old Attal becomes France’s youngest PM

by malinga
January 10, 2024 1:13 am 0 comment

Paris – Emmanuel Macron appointed 34-year-old Education Minister Gabriel Attal as his new Prime Minister on Tuesday, as the French President seeks to breathe new life into his second mandate ahead of European Parliament Elections.

The move will not necessarily lead to any major political shift, but signals a desire for Macron to try to move beyond last year’s unpopular pension and immigration reforms and improve his centrist party’s chances in the June EU ballot.Opinion polls show Macron’s camp trailing far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s party by around eight to ten percentage points.

Attal, a close Macron ally who became a household name as government spokesman during the COVID pandemic, will replace outgoing Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne.

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