Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron took the oath as the president of France for the second time recently. He has been busy making some key changes in his administration. On Monday, Macron named Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne as the new prime minister of France. This is the second occasion in three decades when a woman will hold this prestigious job in France.
Earlier, Jean Castexm, the outgoing prime minister of the country, resigned from the post. It is expected that a wide reshuffle will take place in the second term of Macron.
The 61-year-old new prime minister, Borne, is a bureaucrat and has vast administrative experience. She had served earlier as a Socialist minister. She had served the government with other portfolios as well. She was environment minister for a brief period of time in 2019. Borne was responsible for pushing for the installation of bicycle culture in France. She was also in charge of the Labour Ministry, where she met with unions and negotiated a reduction in unemployment benefits.
At the transition of power ceremony, former Prime Minister Jean Castex said, “The role of prime minister is not exempted from public exposure and criticism, dear Elisabeth. People even say that’s what it’s been created for. ” Under Borne’s leadership as labour minister, unemployment fell to its lowest level in 15 years.
Borne is a multi-talented leader. She was attached to urban planning at Paris city hall under mayor Bertrand Delanoe. Besides this, she was an adviser to former president François Mitterrand. She has an engineering background.
Borne is known for her multipurpose skills. She is expected to help Macron with his tough reforms.
Macron has brought in Elisabeth Borne to solve some of the core issues the country is facing. Borne has the talent to handle any grief situation quite easily. She is replete with talent and has worked at different levels. Therefore, she knows the work culture of the country and the pulse of the people too.