Money Emmanuel Macron appoints 18 new prefects, including several former advisers

22:15  29 july  2020
22:15  29 july  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

"Transfer the Brav!" ": Macron arrested by" yellow vests "during a walk to the Tuileries

 © Copyright 2020, L'Obs A tense afternoon for the head of state. After his interview, Emmanuel Macron was arrested by "yellow vests" Tuesday, July 14, about police violence, while he was walking at the end of the day in the Tuileries garden with his wife, one of them him asking to "transfer the Brav" (brigades of repression of violent action).

Emmanuel Macron, à l’Élysée, à Paris, le 23 juillet dernier. © CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON / MAXPPP Emmanuel Macron, at the Élysée, in Paris, on July 23.

Emmanuel Macron appointed 18 new departmental prefects on Wednesday July 29, including several advisers from the Elysée and Matignon, and moved 15 others. It is the largest prefectural movement since the start of the quinquennium, after the 13 new prefects appointed in January.

Among the new prefects of departments are former advisers of the Elysee and Matignon as well as personalities from civil society, in order to rejuvenate and feminize the prefectural body.

Former relatives of the president and advisers of the Élysée and Matignon

Rewarding one of his faithful, Emmanuel Macron thus appointed prefect of the Territory of Belfort Jean-Marie Girier, 36, pillar of his campaign in 2017, who became the youngest prefect in France. Ex-collaborator of Gérard Collomb in Lyon, he had followed him as chief of staff at the Ministry of the Interior before becoming chief of staff to President of the Assembly Richard Ferrand.

The yellow vest that challenged Emmanuel Macron tells of his July 14

 The yellow vest that challenged Emmanuel Macron tells of his July 14 After a small verbal altercation with the head of state, Richard Z. claims to have been the victim of an "abusive" identity check. © AFP Emmanuel Macron was arrested on Tuesday July 14 in the Tuileries while he was walking with his wife (Photo by Christophe Ena / various sources / AFP) Richard Z., originally from Aisne, is a yellow vest from the first hour.

The Head of State also appointed Prefect of Hauts-de-Seine his interior and security adviser at the Elysee, Laurent Hottiaux, former sub-prefect of Corsica and director of cabinet of the Minister of the City Maurice Leroy under Nicolas Sarkozy .

Several advisers of Édouard Philippe have also been promoted, such as Eric Jalon, former head of the Interior department in Matignon, appointed prefect of Essonne, Xavier Brunetière, former overseas advisor in Matignon, appointed prefect of Gers or even Anne Clerc, former chief of staff of Édouard Philippe, who becomes prefect delegate for equal opportunities in Hauts-de-Seine.

A woman in Corrèze

Note also the appointment as prefect of Corrèze of Salima Saa, a businesswoman and former president of the National Agency for Social Cohesion and Equal Opportunities, who was committed to policy at the UMP with Nicolas Sarkozy and Bruno Le Maire.

PSG ultras annoy French rugby

 PSG ultras annoy French rugby © Supplied by Sports.fr Emmanuel Macron / Paul Goze The attitude of part of PSG supporters on Friday night against Beveren sparked a number of reactions. The last major one came from French rugby. The president of the LNR got angry. The images have sparked many reactions, most of them negative against the PSG ultras.

The prefect of Pays de la Loire Claude d´Harcourt is appointed director general of foreigners in France. He had been caught in the turmoil of the Steve Maia Caniço affair, a young man who drowned after a police charge during the Fête de la Musique in Nantes.

As for Thomas Fatome, former deputy chief of staff to Édouard Philippe, his appointment to the National Health Insurance Fund was already known.

Promote deserving sub-prefects, diversify career paths and improve parity

Convinced of the key role of the administration in implementing its reforms, Emmanuel Macron promised when he arrived to replace senior officials deemed reluctant, in a kind of " spoil system ”à la française.

He wanted not only to reward the faithful but also to rejuvenate the prefectural body, with several new prefects under the age of 40, to promote deserving sub-prefects, to diversify the courses and to improve parity, specified the government spokesman Gabriel Attal.

France now has 38 prefects against 24 in May 2017 and for the first time a woman, Pascale Regnault-Dubois, at the head of the CRS.

Finally, the former mayor of the twentieth arrondissement of Paris, Frédérique Calandra, defeated in the 2020 municipal elections under the LREM banner after leaving the PS, is appointed interministerial delegate for victim assistance.

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