Gabriel Attal has been appointment on Tuesday as France’s new prime minister.
Mr Attal replaced Elizabeth Borne, who resigned on Monday, in a row over a new immigration law, which gives the government extra power to deport foreigners.
France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, is hoping for a fresh start for the remaining time of the term.
Mr Macron addressed Gabriel Attal though a message on X which says: “Dear @GabrielAttal, I know I can count on your energy and your commitment to implement the rearmament and regeneration project that I announced. In fidelity to the spirit of 2017: surpassing and audacity. In the service of the Nation and the French.”
Mr Attal was a former member of the Socialist Party. Since joining president Macron’s government, has had a number of posts.
After being a spokesperson from 2020 to 2022, he was named as the budget minister. Before becoming prime minister this year, he was last appointed education minister, one of the most significant positions in government.
According to Ipsos-Le Point Political Barometer, Gabriel Attal was voted as the most popular political figure, with a result of 40%.
The young prime minister said that France’s security is a priority, as well as encouraging values of authority and respect.
Mr Attal also promised to strengthen public services including schools and the health system and drive for improved controlling immigration