Amid the heat of a July heatwave, and squeezed in between two foreign trips by President Emmanuel Macron, a new French government under prime minister Élisabeth Borne has been formed. The Élysée announced the make up of the government - dubbed 'Borne III' following the premier's two previous ministerial teams – on Thursday afternoon. News of the reshuffle was communicated to the media via a statement. Unlike previous occasions there was no formal reading out of the ministerial names at an Élysée lectern by Macron's chief of staff Alexis Kohler. This was, according to the head of state's entourage, a way of downplaying the scope of this reshuffle.
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