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Macron will name new Prime Minister on Tuesday morning - AFP

Macron will name new Prime Minister on Tuesday morning - AFP Photo: President of France Emmanuel Macron (Getty Images)

President of France Emmanuel Macron, following the resignation of Élisabeth Borne from the position of Prime Minister, plans to announce her successor tomorrow, January 9. The likely new head of the government will be the current Minister of Education, Gabriel Attal, according to AFP.

According to the agency's information, Borne resigned on January 8, just as the head of state was preparing to announce long-anticipated changes in the Cabinet to give a new impetus to the final three years of his presidency.

After several days of "intensive behind-the-scenes maneuvers," 34-year-old Minister of National Education and Youth Gabriel Attal emerged as the favorite to succeed Borne.

Among other potential candidates for the prime minister's seat are 37-year-old Minister of Defense Sébastien Lecornu and 43-year-old former Minister of Agriculture Julien Denormandie.

However, a government source close to the agency reported that Attal has the highest chances.

According to the French system, the president defines overall policy, while the prime minister is responsible for the day-to-day management of the government. Additionally, the new prime minister will be the fourth head of the government since 2017 during Macron's presidency.

What preceded

It was previously reported that on January 8, the Prime Minister of France, Élisabeth Borne, submitted her resignation to President Emmanuel Macron. At the same time, it should be noted that she and her team will continue to handle daily affairs until the appointment of a new government.

Borne became the second woman to hold the position of Prime Minister in France. Edith Cresson occupied this position more than 30 years ago for 11 months.

Élisabeth Borne has held leadership positions in the government since 2017. In 2022, she became the Prime Minister of France.

Additionally, in July 2023, a new government was formed in France, consisting of 16 ministers.