Jean Castex Named French Prime Minister by President Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex the country's new prime minister after the resignation of former PM Édouard Philippe's cabinet. Rather unknown to the public, Castex once served as deputy general secretary for the Élysée Palace under Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency and came back to the public light in early April when appointed to organise the government's strategy to end Covid-19 lockdown measures.