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French President Emmanuel Macron names Jean Castex as new prime minister to reinvent presidency

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French President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a top civil servant and a local mayor who orchestrated France`s coronavirus lockdown exit strategy, as his new prime minister on Friday as he acted to reinvent his administration and win back voters. Castex, 55, hails from the centre-right of French politics and served for two years as the second-highest-ranking official in the Elysee Palace during Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency.