Macron names Elisabeth Borne as France’s new prime minister – Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne has been elected as France’s new prime minister and becomes only the second woman in history to hold the post after Edith Cresson, who was Prime Minister from 1991-to 1992 under Socialist President Francois Mitterrand.
- 61 years old Borne succeeds Jean Castex, whose resignation on Monday was expected after Macron’s reelection last month to a second five-year term.
- She became CEO in 2015 of the state-owned transport company RATP,
- In 2017, She joined Macron’s centrist party and was transport minister and then minister of ecological transition in Macron’s first government.
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