Macron appoints Élisabeth Borne as prime minister

Élisabeth Borne, 61, was on Monday appointed by Emmanuel Macron as his new prime minister, replacing Jean Castex under who she served for two years as labour minister and becoming France's second-ever head of government after Édith Cresson, in office between 1991 and 1992.

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Élisabeth Borne, the French minister for labour, has been appointed prime minister – the first woman to hold the post in more than 30 years and only the second female prime minister in modern French history, reports The Guardian.