Who is Christophe Castaner France’s new interior minister?

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    French Junior Minister for the Relations with Parliament and Government Spokesperson Christophe Castaner leaves the Elysee palace after the weekly cabinet meeting, on October 4, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT
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French President Emmanuel Macron decided to appoint Christophe Castaner as interior minister in a cabinet reshuffle after former Interior Minister Gérard Collomb was assured.

Who is Christophe Castaner:

Christophe Castaner, born January 3, 1966 in Ollioules1, is a French jurist and politician. He was vice-chairman of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, chairman of the Social Party list in the 2015 Regional Election in Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur. He returned to Emmanuel Macron in 2016.

A spokesman for Emmanuel Macron during the election campaign for the 2017 presidential election. On 17 May 2017, he became Minister of State for Relations with Parliament and the Government of Edward Philip II Philip (as of 24 November 2017).

Since 18 November 2017, he served as the General Delegate of “La République en marche”.

On October 16, 2018, he became Minister of the Interior.


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