A new trajectory in Claire Chazal’s career? While Gabriel Attal was appointed Prime Minister by Emmanuel Macron this Tuesday, January 9, 2024, Elisabeth Borne’s successor must form a new government. A highly anticipated reshuffle for the politician, the youngest appointed to this position, who should surround himself with new faces.
Among the names circulating in the tractions at the summit of Matignon, that of Claire Chazal would have been heard. According to our colleagues from Le Figaro, “Emmanuel Macron would also be thinking about more ‘people’ choices” within the Attal government. And, to cite as an example “the appointment of Claire Chazal to Culture” which has been circulating for “recent hours”, as indicated in the newspaper.
If this rumor should be taken with caution, the potential appointment of the former presenter of the 20 Heures news on TF1 to the Ministry of Culture is not new. In 2020, Claire Chazal was already at the heart of discussions to succeed Franck Riester at rue Valois. Guest of Culture Médias on Europe 1, she refuted this in front of Philippe Vandel. “It cannot be refused, but I was not a candidate. No one called for me,” declared the woman who will see the position awarded to Roselyne Bachelot.
Three years earlier, upon the arrival of President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée, the leading face of the France Télévisions group also apparently declined the offer during a previous reshuffle. “It’s exactly the opposite,” she revealed, clarifying the situation. “I was a candidate. It’s true that at the start of this five-year term, I was tempted, I would have liked to try this adventure. But I was not called at that time.”
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