Rather unknown to the public, Castex once served as deputy general secretary for the Élysée Palace under Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency and came back to the public light in early April when appointed to organise the government's strategy to end Covid-19 lockdown measures.
French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex the country's new prime minister after the resignation of former PM Édouard Philippe's cabinet. “This is about strategy”, Andrew Smith, professor of philosophy and French politics at Chichester University, tells FRANCE 24.
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