Tuesday, January 9, 2024

France gets its youngest and first openly gay prime minister

Gabriel Attal has been named France’s new prime minister, making history in the process.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced his appointment of the 34-year-old rising star following former Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne's resignation a day prior. 

Attal is now the youngest and the first openly gay man to serve in the role.

Attal gained political prominence after being hired to serve as minister of national education and youth in Macron’s Renaissance Party in July. Over the past several months, he worked to raise awareness of bullying in schools in France.

Attal is in a civil partnership with Stéphane Séjourné, 38, an MEP and secretary general of the governing party, who was one of Macron’s political advisers until 2021.

Gabriel Attal and his partner

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