As expected, French Prime Minister Jean Castex has handed in his resignation. Castex told the AFP news agency that he handed his resignation letter to President Emmanuel Macron on Monday.

France has a woman prime minister for the second time in its history. President Emmanuel Macron has nominated former Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne to succeed Prime Minister Jean Castex, the Elysée Palace announced on Monday. The 61-year-old left-wing politician of President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party is one of the few who have been in his government team from the start.