June 16, 2022
61-year-old Elisabeth Borne has been appointed as the new prime minister of France, making her the country’s first female prime minister in 30 years. She is the second woman to hold the position after Edith Cresson, who served as prime minister from 1991 to 1992. Borne was picked for this new role by Emmanuel Macron, who was re-elected as president in April. Borne has served as labour minister since 2020. In 2017, she joined Macron’s centrist party and was transport minister and then minister of ecological transition during his first term as president.