Prime Minister: who is Catherine Vautrin, new favorite to succeed Jean Castex?

Elected for almost three weeks, Emmanuel Macron still hasn’t named his Prime Minister. His quest for ideal candidate to succeed John Castex continues.

After Christine Lagarde and Elisabeth Borne. After Audrey Azoulay and Marisol Tourainea new name has been circulating for the position: that of Catherine Vautrin.

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This 61-year-old woman, deputy of Marne and vice-president of the National Assembly until 2017, is currently president of Grand Reims. party member The Republicansdescribed as close to Jean-Pierre Raffarinshe was in particular Minister Delegate for Social Cohesion and Parity (2005-2007) under Jacques Chirac.

As part of the LR, she joined the ranks of La République En Marche last February. Since then, she has shown unconditional support for the outgoing president. She was notably present during the investiture ceremony at the Elysée Palace on May 7th.

Catherine Vautrin would tick all the boxes for Matignon. Woman, experienced, right-wing but with social fiber (integration, disability), parliamentarian for years, government experience, who has supported the PR since Feb 22 and appreciated by the LRs #legislative2022

— Jerome Batout (@JeromeBatout) May 13, 2022

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