Jean Castex (French: [ʒɑ̃ kastɛks]; born 25 June 1965) is a French politician. He was the Prime Minister of France from 3 July 2020 to 16 May 2022. He was nominated to the job by President Emmanuel Macron.
|Prime Minister of France|
3 July 2020 – 16 May 2022
|Preceded by||Édouard Philippe|
|Succeeded by||Élisabeth Borne|
|Mayor of Prades|
18 March 2008 – 3 July 2020
|Preceded by||Jean-François Denis|
|Succeeded by||Yves Delcor (Acting)|
|Born||25 June 1965|
|Political party||Union for a Popular Movement (until 2015)|
The Republicans (2015–2020)
LREM (since 2020)
|Alma mater||University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès|University of Toulouse 2|
École nationale d'administration
He was a member of Les Républicans (LR). He was Mayor of Prades, a provincial town in Southern France, for twelve years until his appointment as Prime Minister. He was praised for his role in handling the Coronavirus crisis.
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