The departure of Home Secretary Christophe Castaner and Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet are the key novelties of the new government that was launched this Monday under the leadership of Prime Minister Jean Castex.
The interior will be destined for the previous budget minister Gerard Darmanin after the opposition criticized the harshness of the police force, but also the police unions themselves that the reform would prohibit strangulation during the arrests.
In addition, one of the best-known French lawyers, Eric Dupond-Moretti, will act as Minister of Justice. Jean-Yves Le Drian will continue to be responsible for foreign affairs, Bruno Le Maire for finance and Olivier Véran for health.
This government crisis follows the poor results of the President’s Party, Emmanuel Macron, La República En Marcha, in the second round of the June 28 local elections.
The main winner in these elections was the current environmentalist. For this reason, Macron elected The Republic On The Move’s deputy and former ecologist Barbara Pompili as Minister of the Environment.