She has not always sat at Matignon. Elisabeth Borne, who is the first woman to become head of government since Edith Cresson (appointed by François Mitterrand in 1991), first went through several specific ministries. In particular, it held morocco leather goods associated with Transport, Ecological and Inclusive Transition, as well as Work or Employment. So many appointments which, due to “Cahuzac case law”, forced her to reveal her heritage to the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life (HATVP). Its assets, on the one hand… but also its possible participations in company management bodies, for example. In short, she then had to disclose any conflicts of interest that could impede her ability to lead.

However, recalled Capital on its site at the time, the Prime Minister had a little trouble filling out her declaration of interests. She forgot to mention several of the participations that she would normally have had to specify. All in all, said the High Authority, six participations in the management bodies of companies and companies were missing. The monthly specialized in economics mentions in particular:

These elements mentioned, it is important to remember that in the eyes of the HATVP, such participations “are not likely to characterize a risk of conflict of interest with the functions of Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, since in particular that the interests in question have passed and that Madame Borne participated in most of these bodies because of her functions as president of the RATP”.

This is precisely why the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life decided not to initiate legal proceedings. Within the meaning of the law, she explained at the time, such negligence could “not be called substantial”.