6:40 p.m., May 16, 2022
1 – Jean Castex leaves, Elisabeth Borne arrives
It is done. At 6:19 p.m. today, the Élysée announced in a press release thatEmmanuel Macron had decided to appoint Elisabeth Borne as Prime Minister “and instructed it to form a government. » The Minister of Labour, Employment and Integration is therefore the second woman to head a government, thirty-one years after Edith Cresson.
Earlier in the day, Jean Castex had submitted his resignation letter around 4 p.m. to Emmanuel Macron, two years after his surprise appointment to Matignon in July 2020. The Head of State “accepted it”added the Elysée, specifying that Jean Castex would ensure “the handling of current affairs until the appointment of the new government”. The handover to Matignon should take place in the evening. Then the new Prime Minister will set about training her team in the coming days.
2 – EELV studies the case of Nicolas Cadène, legislative candidate in the Gard
Will Nicolas Cadène remain the candidate of the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) in the 6th district of the Gard ? The executive office of Europe Écologie-Les Verts (EELV) will study the question on Tuesday. Because since the formalization of the candidacy of the former general rapporteur of the Observatory of secularism (2013-2021), one point is disturbing: his position in favor of bullfighting in a party that is not.
“If he is a candidate on behalf of EELV, he is committed to our project which acts on the abolition of bullfighting, of which act”, estimates the spokesperson Alain Coulombel, for whom Nicolas Cadène must clear things up. “His profile concerning secularism is to be taken into account”, he adds however. Asked by the JDD, Nicolas Cadène claims to have “clarified this position today in agreement with EELV”. The candidate adds: “The thing is now clear. When the legislative debate takes place, I will apply the common position of the group. »
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3 – Finland and Sweden at the gates of‘NATO: Russia threatens
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will give a speech on Tuesday on Russia’s place in the world. His words are eagerly awaited, as Finland and Sweden yesterday announced their candidacy for NATO, thus pushing the Atlantic Alliance to the doorstep of Russian territory.
Vladimir Putin estimated that a “such enlargement” did not constitute not “an immediate threat” to his country. But the “deployment of military infrastructure [dans les deux États scandinaves] will of course result in a response”, warned the master of the Kremlin during a summit of the CSTO, a sort of Russian mini-NATO which brings together Russia and former Soviet republics (Kazakhstan, Belarus, etc.). This is a “serious error”, for its part reacted the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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In Ukraine, on the eastern front, Russia has experienced several setbacks the last days. kyiv announced today that Ukrainian forces have repelled opposing troops and regained control of part of the border in the region of Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city.
Tuesday will also be held the appeal trial of Alexei Navalny, considered the main opponent of Vladimir Putin. Imprisoned in Russia since 2021, he was sentenced at the end of March to nine years in prison for “fraud”
4 – Joe Biden goes to Buffalo after the massacre that left ten dead
US President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife, will travel to Buffalo on Tuesday, after a racist massacre that left ten dead and three injured on Saturday in a supermarket of this city in the state of New York (northeast). And this, “for to share the pain of a community who lost ten of his own in a horrific and senseless mass shooting,” the White House said in a statement yesterday.
The shooter identified as Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old white man, had driven more than 300 km from his place of residence in Conklin in the south of the state to carry out this massacre in this predominantly African-American neighborhood, even performing “reconnaissance operation” the day before the incident, according to the authorities. At the time of the attack, he was carrying a camera and streamed his crime live on Twitch even if the platform claimed to have deleted the content ” two minutes “ after the start of its broadcast. A ” manifest “ 180 pages of a racist nature was also published before the facts, according to American media. Prosecuted for “premeditated murder”, Payton Gendron pleaded not guilty during a first appearance before a judge.
5 – Cannes opens, between glamor and zombies
The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival begins Tuesday evening on the Croisette (7 p.m. on France 2). On the program: the natural and smiling glamor of Virginie Efira as mistress of ceremonies, an honorary palme d’or to the American actor Forest Withaker (bird, The Last King of Scotland) then the laughing zombies of the opening film, Cut! by Michel Hazanavicius, screened out of competition on the eve of its theatrical release.
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After the cancellation in 2020 and an edition in July in 2021, the Covid page seems turned for the great Cannes raout, which finds its usual dates and will not impose a mask or sanitary pass. It is also the last festival for Pierre Lescure, who will then leave his chair as president to the German Iris Knobloch.
The competition, arbitrated by a jury chaired by Vincent Lindon, will open on Wednesday with Tchaikovsky’s wife, by Kirill Serebrennikov, a symbol of Russian artists breaking with the Putin regime. In total, 21 films are in the running until May 28 to succeed TitaniumPalme d’or gore by Julia Ducournau.
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We are delighted: Inclusion will have its champions
This is the kick-off of a competition aimed at rewarding the most active companies in terms of inclusion “of all diversities”. Lhe 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Grand Prix opens its online registrations on Tuesday. The awards ceremony will take place on November 8 in the large auditorium of TF1 and live on YouTube.
Applications can be submitted in six different categories: gender equality, disability, LGBT+, multicultural, multigenerational and others. There will be two classifications, on the one hand companies with more than 500 employees, on the other those with less than 500 employees.
Today, in France, according to a survey by the Occurrence Institute conducted in June 2021, 86% of working people want their company to be more committed to diversity for all employees, regardless of gender, disability, sexual orientation. , age or even social or ethnic origin.
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Borne à Matignon, Biden in Buffalo and films in Cannes: the 5 facts you will hear about tomorrow