Former Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet appealed for education

Former Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet appealed for education

© Shutterstock – Former Minister of Justice, Nicole Belloubet, during the transfer of power with Eric Dupond-Moretti, in July 2020.

Three matching sources within the majority informed AFP last night that the former Minister of Justice, Nicole Belloubet, has been invited to replace Amélie Oudéa-Castéra in the Ministry of Education. This appointment comes as a series of government reshuffles continues.

According to these sources, the former minister of justice in the governments of Édouard Philippe (2017-2020) is well placed to succeed Amélie Oudéa-Castér, who has faced several controversies since her appointment in rue de Grenelle a month ago. Nicole Belloubet, 68, was rector of the academies in Limoges and Toulouse between 1997 and 2005, before resigning to condemn the sackings at the time.

As a university professor, doctor of public law and former member of the Constitutional Council, she comes from socialist ranks, and was also deputy mayor of Toulouse and vice president of the Occitanie region.

End of uncertainty this Thursday

Uncertainty still reigns over the finalization of the government's casting, since the appointment of Gabriel Attal to Matignon on January 11. A decision is now expected “before Thursday,” according to those close to Elisha. But the planned list of fifteen seconded ministers and secretaries of state remains unclear, and President Emmanuel Macron is used to changing his plans until the last minute.

Until then, MoDem president François Bayrou was expected to take charge of education, before “not entering the government”, due to the lack of “deep agreement on the policy to be followed” within this ministry.

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