Government Borne: composition and complete list of ministers

If Elisabeth Borne formed her first government more than a year ago, its composition has changed twice.

Government Borne: composition and complete list of ministers

If Elisabeth Borne formed her first government more than a year ago, its composition has changed twice. Rumors are swirling about a new redesign in July 2023.

Soon the hour of the government Terminal number 3? If Emmanuel Macron confirmed Elisabeth Borne as Prime Minister via a short press release, "a small reshuffle" should materialize before July 23, 2023 and the departure of the President of the Republic in New Caledonia. "It's an extension on the sly. It has no new momentum. Borne was pleading for a major reshuffle. This will not be the case. It is not a sign of confidence", affirms a deputy with Franceinfo.

According to Le Monde, "only a dozen ministers would be affected by the changes to the government." Emmanuel Macron had promised a report after 100 days, following the very unpopular pension reform. Finally, no change at the head of Matignon will take place. The new "national impetus" promised last April by the Head of State seems fragile after the social crisis of pensions then the urban violence following the death of Nahel M., at the end of June. Elisabeth Borne appointed a new chief of staff then announced measures for road safety in the summer. A sign of a new beginning?

The Borne government was formed on May 20, 2022, the day after the presidential election. It was modified and expanded on July 4, 2022, following the legislative elections. A new team was therefore set up, but without major renewal: out of 41 personalities, 19 entered, three of whom had already participated in a government under the first term of Emmanuel Macron. The main positions remained in the hands of the same ministers: Bruno Le Maire remained Minister of the Economy, Gérald Darmanin remained Minister of the Interior and Eric Dupont-Moretti remained Minister of Justice. The number of ministers has increased from 36 to 41.

A few important portfolios changed hands in July 2022: Christophe Béchu was promoted to the Ministry of Ecological Transition, where he replaced Amélie de Montchalin, who was forced out of government following her defeat in the legislative elections. The post of Minister of Health of Brigitte Bourguignon, also forced to resign, was recovered by a newcomer to the government, the emergency doctor François Braun. Olivier Véran became the government spokesperson, while Olivia Grégoire was appointed to Bercy as deputy minister. Franck Riester has taken over Olivier Véran's post as Minister Delegate in charge of relations with Parliament, while Clément Beaune has been appointed to Transport.

The new government formed on July 4, 2022 consists of 41 posts: there are then 16 ministers, 15 deputy ministers and 10 secretaries of state. Parity is perfect within the Borne 2 government, with 21 men and 21 women including the Prime Minister. But on closer inspection, women are in the minority in positions of greater responsibility, with only 5 women ministers for 11 men. The High Council for Equality between Women and Men deplored that four of the five sovereign ministries are headed by men, while seven of the nine social ministries are assigned to women. This confirms "gender bias and gender stereotypes" according to the independent body.

Of the forty positions appointed on July 4 in this Borne government, 19 are occupied by new members, including three, however, by former ministers of Emmanuel Macron, back in the executive but in different positions. . Finally, four ministers and secretaries of state left the Borne government following the reshuffle.

On July 28, 2022, the Minister Delegate in charge of Local Authorities, Caroline Cayeux, resigned, for a disagreement with the High Authority for the transparency of public life. She was replaced by Dominique Faure.