Macron in control

‘Macron is putting himself back in control’ by naming Jean Castex prime minister

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 came to some prominence in early April when appointed to head the government's strategy for ending coronavirus lockdown measures. “This is about strategy”, Andrew Smith, professor of philosophy and French politics at Chichester University, tells FRANCE 24.