the essential The presence of Emmanuel Macron at the funeral of the President of the United Arab Emirates, this Sunday, May 15, prevents Jean Castex from going to the Vatican the same day as planned. Prime Minister Jean Castex will have to take advantage of the Hotel Matignon in Paris until the end. He who must be replaced at the head of the government in the coming days was to make a last trip abroad, to the Vatican, this Sunday, May 15. But this one was cancelled. It is the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, who indirectly deprives his Prime Minister of travel. While Jean Castex was to lead the French delegation for the canonization at the Vatican of the explorer and then hermit Charles de Foucauld, the French head of state went to Abu Dhabi the same day to pay tribute to the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, who died Friday at the age of 73. Read also: New government: Jean Castex is “in a hurry to leave his post” to rest with the Macron family in the United Arab Emirates Problem: the two chief executives cannot be outside the national territory at the same time. It was therefore Jean Castex who had to cancel his trip during which he was to meet Pope Francis. Gérald Darmanin will go in his place. Emmanuel Macron, who expressed “his support” for Mohammed bin Zayed – elected this Saturday president of the rich Gulf monarchy, succeeding his half-brother, Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, who died the day before – should not hang around in the Arab Emirates united and will be back on Sunday the same day of the funeral. He must indeed quickly appoint his new Prime Minister. The announcement could be made on Monday, May 16.
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