In the Official Gazette, re-enactments of former ministers have doubled in recent weeks. On Wednesday, two former members of Emmanuel Macron’s government announced their new cabinet appointments: Jean Castex and Amelie de Montchalin. Look back on these recent conversions.
Prime Minister from July 2020 until May 2022, when he was replaced by Elisabeth Bourne, Jean Castex has been since August 18th President of France’s Transport Infrastructure Finance Agency (AVIT).
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On Wednesday, he was appointed to the cabinet at the helm of the RATP to take over from Catherine Guilloire, who resigned at the end of September. In particular, he will have to work to restore a service that has deteriorated greatly since this summer, between operating difficulties and a conflicted social climate, all within two years of the 2024 Olympic Games.
- Amelie de Montchalin at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Secretary of State for European Affairs, then Minister for Public Transformation, then Minister for Environmental Transformation, Amelie de Montchalin saw her path in Macronism ended after her defeat in the legislative elections in Essonne.
Castex, Argun, Djebari, Vidal … who were resettled and failed
On Wednesday, she was finally appointed ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). A date mocked by the State Department’s CFTC, considering that “He was part of perpetuating a form of rentierism—namely, the appointment of ex-ministers—his reforms claimed to call into question.”.
- Christophe Castaner at the port of Le Havre and the motorways and tunnel at Mont Blancagainst
Former Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, an unsuccessful candidate in the legislative elections in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, was last week appointed chairman of the board of directors of the French concessionaire for the road tunnel under Mont-White (ATMB).
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In November, he was also assigned to the Grand Maritime Port of Marseille (GPMM), before being elected president there on Friday against Julien Gallardo, member of staff representative of the majority union CGT, who denounced the parachute drop.
- Emmanuel Argonne is on the Energy Regulatory Commission
Former Housing Minister Emmanuelle Arjon was forced to leave office after being defeated in the legislative elections in Val-de-Marne last June. Two months later, she was appointed to chair the Commission for Energy Regulation (CRE) for a non-renewable six-year term, an appointment granted by decree from Emmanuel Macron.
But the timing of this appointment sparked controversy, as the opposition denounced ” Re-packaging » throughout the verification procedure. “Your candidacy ultimately has little to do with the independent regulation of the market, and everything to do with the complicity of the state, which undermines the confidence of our citizens in politics,” Fired Socialist Party deputy Philip Brun. The majority of MPs voted against his appointment (43 votes in favor and 48 against). However, it is not enough to prevent him from accessing it.
- Brigitte Bourguignon at the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs
Appointed Minister of Health in May 2022, the former Delegated Minister of Autonomy Brigitte Bourguignon was forced to leave the government after her defeat in the legislative elections. Her appointment as Inspector General of Social Affairs (IGAS), who took office on September 1, has gone more unnoticed than her former colleagues’ recent retraining.