Macron naming Jean Castex new PM ‘makes total sense for 2022 presidential elections

French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex the new Prime minister after the resignation of the Édouard Philippe cabinet. Rather unknown to the public, Castex came back to the public light early April when appointed to head the government strategy for the end of coronavirus lockdown measures. “This reshuffle makes total sense, Macron wants to start a new chapter for the 2022 elections”, Ariane Bogain, a senior lecturer at the Northumbria University in Newcastle, told FRANCE 24.