Reshuffle: what advantages will Jean Castex keep?


The wait will have been long. Three weeks after his victory in the presidential election, Emmanuel Macron has finally appointed Jean Castex’s successor.

If many rumors announced her appointment, it was indeed Elisabeth Borne, Minister of Labour, Employment and Integration of the previous government, who became the second female Prime Minister in the history of the Fifth Republic. this Monday, May 16, 2022.

For his part, the one who will have occupied Matignon from July 3, 2020 to May 16, 2022 intends to take advantage of his holidays. “I’m going to go back to my Pyrenees, I have to repaint my shutters and my railing which took a hit for two years,” he said in the columns of Le Parisien.

Contrary to popular belief, the former Prime Minister will not receive any pension for having assumed the role of head of government for nearly two years. On the other hand, when leaving office, he is entitled to some advantages, which you can find in the slideshow below.

Not all former Prime Ministers are automatically entitled to these various benefits. They must meet a few conditions:

If they meet these two criteria, they can therefore benefit from the various advantages that their former position offers them. And this, even if they only spent one day in the role of Prime Minister.

Bernard Cazeneuve who “holds the record for the shortest time spent at the Matignon hotel” (155 days), as Polimania specifies, therefore has the same advantages as François Fillon, who was Prime Minister for 1,820 days.