Reopening strategist Castex named new prime minister in France

The Korea Times | Jul 3, 2020 at 2:34 PM
  • PARIS _ French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named Jean Castex, who coordinated France’s virus reopening strategy, as the country’s new prime minister as the country focuses on reviving an economy hard-hit by the pandemic and months of strict lockdown.
  • The relatively low-profile Castex replaces Edouard Philippe.
  • France’s gradual reopening plan has been seen as generally successful so far.