In a statement released by the Elysee Palace, President Macron appointed Gabriel Attal as prime minister and gave him the task of forming a government. 34-year-old Attal became the new holder of the title of "France's youngest prime minister", which had been held by Laurent Fabius until today.
Gabriel Attal, the 4th prime minister appointed by Macron since 2017, also made history as France's first gay prime minister.
Attal was among the names mentioned for the prime minister's post after Borne submitted his resignation to President Macron yesterday. Attal, who replaced Pap Ndiaye as Education Minister last year, was the "youngest" member of the government in the last 65 years.
Attal's ban on wearing abaya (long dress) in public schools on the grounds that it was against secularism caused controversy during his ministry.
The "abaya ban" decision taken on August 27, 2023 was appealed to the Council of State on the grounds that it violated rights and freedoms, and the Council of State ruled that the ban "did not violate the rights to respect for private life, worship and education".