End clap for the government of Jean Castex, of which this Friday is officially the last. If the resignation of Jean Castex is expected between this Friday and Monday, and speculation is rife for his replacement, what will he do now? According to information from France info, Jean Castex had expressed to the President of the Republic to resign just after his re-election on April 24, but Emmanuel Macron would have asked him to stay until the new government took office, which Jean Castex has accepted. If Emmanuel Macron would have liked Jean Castex to be entrusted with a post of minister, in particular that of Justice, the Prime Minister did not express the desire. The newspaper l’Indépendant indicated in particular that the Gersois wanted a future “outside national politics”, and therefore does not wish to be a candidate for the legislative elections in a few weeks, nor in the senatorial elections of 2023. Jean Castex should take three weeks of family vacation after the appointment of his successor, according to information from France info, because he wants to take a “break” after nearly two years at Matignon during a hectic five-year term, marked by various crises. He gave Thursday evening a farewell dinner at Matignon, surrounded by all his government colleagues, who offered him a special gift, but during which no information on the rest of his career was revealed. We therefore do not know, at the present time, what Jean Castex will do after his departure. Before his appointment to Matignon, he had held local political functions, as departmental councilor for Pyrénées-Orientales from 2015 to 2020, or mayor of Prades from 2008 to 2020.
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