This Thursday, July 20, 2023, after confirming Elisabeth Borne as Prime Minister on Monday, Emmanuel Macron announced the government reshuffle. While rumors shook the political sphere for several weeks, the French finally know the name of their new ministers.
The government team has only been partially reshuffled: out of 41 members, there are only 8 new ones. This small number of changes corresponds to Emmanuel Macron’s desire to make only a few “adjustments”. According to a communicator from the Elysée, the objective was to carry out “a” technical “reshuffle to change ministers in difficulty rather than a major upheaval”.
Some political figures have just entered government, others have simply changed portfolios. But who are they? Here are the “new faces” of Elisabeth Borne’s third government:
Among these new ministerial figures, some have already distinguished themselves for the wrong reasons. While the ministerial handovers are still in progress, discover in the slideshow below the first scandals, criticisms and accusations hitting the new members of the government.