42nd Government of France
|Date formed||3 July 2020|
|People and organisations|
|Prime Minister||Jean Castex|
|Status in legislature||Majority |
|Election(s)||2017 legislative election|
The Castex government (French: Gouvernement Castex) is the forty-second government of the French Fifth Republic and the current cabinet of France, formed on 3 July 2020 and headed by Jean Castex as Prime Minister under the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.
After three years with the same government, the 2020 French municipal elections raised the question of a new administration and led to speculations about a governmental reshuffle. The performance of President Macron's party, La République En Marche !, at these elections strengthened the rumors.
On 3 July 2020, Édouard Philippe tendered the resignation of his government to the President of the Republic. The same day, the Élysée Palace informed the press that Jean Castex, incumbent mayor of Prades, would replace him and form a new government, the third since the election of Macron.
The composition of the cabinet was announced on 6 July 2020 by Alexis Kohler, Secretary General of the Élysée Palace, with a sizeable number of ministers from the previous one retained. Among the main changes, Gérald Darmanin, previously Minister for Public Accounts, replaced at the Interior Christophe Castaner who was heavily criticized by National Police's unions following accusations of violence and racism in their ranks. However, the nomination of Darmanin was met with protests by feminist movements over accusations of rape in 2009, as well as the one of Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti for his defense as lawyer of men accused of rapes.
The new cabinet also saw the return of Roselyne Bachelot, who previously served as minister under Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, and Barbara Pompili, former Secretary of State for Biodiversity of François Hollande, while main portfolios holders, such as Jean-Yves Le Drian, Jean-Michel Blanquer, Bruno Le Maire or Florence Parly remained in office.
On 26 July, the remaining State Secretaries were appointed.
Bruno Le Maire declared to be working at relaunching the French economy while Castex said to be ready to reopen dialogue over a controversial pension reform. A plan for a new lockdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic is also said to be ready.
|Prime Minister||Jean Castex||LREM|
|Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs||Jean-Yves Le Drian||TDP|
|Minister of Ecological Transition||Barbara Pompili||LREM-PÉ|
|Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports||Jean-Michel Blanquer||LREM|
|Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery||Bruno Le Maire||LREM|
|Minister of the Armed Forces||Florence Parly||TDP|
|Minister of the Interior||Gérald Darmanin||LREM|
|Minister of Labour, Employment and Integration||Élisabeth Borne||LREM|
|Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities||Jacqueline Gourault||MoDem|
|Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice||Éric Dupond-Moretti||SE|
|Minister of Culture||Roselyne Bachelot||DVD|
|Minister of Overseas||Sébastien Lecornu||LREM|
|Minister of Solidarity and Health||Olivier Véran||LREM|
|Minister of the Sea||Annick Girardin||MR|
|Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation||Frédérique Vidal||LREM|
|Minister of Agriculture and Food||Julien Denormandie||LREM|
|Minister of Transformation and Public Service||Amélie de Montchalin||LREM|
|Minister for Relations with Parliament and Citizen Participation||Prime Minister||Marc Fesneau||MoDem|
|Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities||Élisabeth Moreno||SE|
|Minister for Foreign Trade and Attractiveness||Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs||Franck Riester||Agir|
|Minister for Housing||Minister of Ecological Transition||Emmanuelle Wargon||TDP|
|Minister for Transport||Jean-Baptiste Djebbari||LREM|
|Minister for Public Accounts||Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery||Olivier Dussopt||TDP|
|Minister for Industry||Agnès Pannier-Runacher||LREM|
|Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises||Alain Griset||SE|
|Minister for Sports||Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports||Roxana Maracineanu||DVG|
|Minister for Memory and Veterans Affairs||Minister of the Armed Forces||Geneviève Darrieussecq||MoDem|
|Minister for Citizenship||Minister of the Interior||Marlène Schiappa||LREM|
|Minister for Integration||Minister of Labour, Employment and Integration||Brigitte Klinkert||DVD|
|Minister for the City||Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities||Nadia Hai||LREM|
|Minister for Autonomy||Minister of Solidarity and Health||Brigitte Bourguignon||LREM|
|Government Spokesman||Prime Minister||Gabriel Attal||LREM|
|State Secretary for Disabled Persons||Sophie Cluzel||LREM|
|State Secretary for Tourism, the French Abroad and the Francophonie||Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs||Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne||LREM|
|State Secretary for European Affairs||Clément Beaune||LREM|
|State Secretary for Biodiversity||Minister of Ecological Transition||Bérangère Abba||LREM|
|State Secretary for Priority Education||Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports||Nathalie Elimas||MoDem|
|State Secretary for Youth and Commitment||Sarah El Haïry||MoDem|
|State Secretary for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications||Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery
Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities
|State Secretary for the Social, Inclusive and Responsible Economy||Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery||Olivia Grégoire||LREM|
|State Secretary for Pensions and Occupational Health||Minister of Labour, Employment and Integration||Laurent Pietraszewski||LREM|
|State Secretary for Rurality||Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities||Joël Giraud||LREM|
|State Secretary for Children and Families||Minister of Solidarity and Health||Adrien Taquet||LREM|