France to nominate first female prime minister in 30 years
France has nominated a female prime minister for the first time in 30 years.
French President Emmanuel Macron has nominated former Environment Minister Elizabeth Bonn to replace Prime Minister Jean Castex, the Elise Palace announced on the 16th (local time).
The prime minister-designate has served as Minister of Environment, Transport and Labor.
She is the second female prime minister since World War II.
According to CNN, the first female prime minister was Edith Cresson, who served as prime minister during the Socialist government of Francois and Mérand from May 1991 to April 1992.
The nominee is expected to be responsible for the implementation of President Macron’s presidential campaign pledges.
Macron has pledged to reform pensions and strengthen efforts to cope with the climate crisis in the presidential election, which won re-election on the 24th of last month.
At the inauguration ceremony on the 16th, Lee announced that he would honor his nomination to “all girls.”
In his inaugural address, he said to the girls, “Follow your dreams in all directions,” and stressed, “There should be nothing blocking the fight for women’s positions in society.”
Meanwhile, Castex, who stepped down as prime minister on the same day, was an unknown figure on the central political stage, unlike Bonn.
A former mayor of Pradesh, a small town in southwestern France, Macron was selected and became prime minister in July 2020.
Former Prime Minister Castex focused on quarantine to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at the time, and with the launch of Macron’s second government amid the easing of the pandemic, he will hand over his position to his successor.
According to Elysee Palace, Castex recently announced his intention to resign, and Bourne was eventually selected as his successor.