Former Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet in education?

On Thursday, the end of the soap opera Reshuffle? As negotiations continue behind the scenes in Matignon, a name is circulating to replace Amélie Oudéa-Castéra at the Ministry of Education: Nicole Belloubet. The former minister of justice in the governments of Edouard Philippe (2017-2020) is well placed to replace Amélie Oudéa-Castér, mired in a series of controversies since her appointment a month ago, rue de Grenelle indicated this Wednesday evening to AFP three agreed sources within of the majority.

Uncertainty has receded over the end of the selection of actors for the government, since the appointment of Gabriel Attal Matignon on January 11.

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Nicole Belloubet, 68, was rector of the academies in Limoges and Toulouse between 1997 and 2005, before resigning in condemnation of job cuts at the time. This university professor, doctor of public law and former member of the Constitutional Council comes from the socialist ranks, and was also the vice-mayor of Toulouse and the vice-president of the Occitanie region.

A little earlier, François Bayrou announced to AFP that he would not enter the government: “There were two areas that seemed to me to deserve full commitment: the Ministry of Education, which today is experiencing a crisis of confidence that comes from afar and which I believed could be corrected . But numerous discussions led me to the conclusion that there was a difference in approach to the method to be followed which seemed to me too high.”

The result of the arbitration is now expected “before Thursday”, according to those close to the state. However, without finalizing the list of the planned fifteen delegated ministers and secretaries of state, while Emmanuel Macron has acquired the habit of disrupting his plans until the last moment.

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