On Sunday September 12, Jean-Michel Blanquer broke a record within the government. The Minister of National Education now has the longest life.
It has been four years, three months and twenty eight days precisely that Jean-Michel Blanquer entered the government. On Sunday, September 12, the Minister of National Education broke the record for the longevity of the executive in place since the election of Emmanuel Macron. Appointed on May 17, 2017 by Edouard Philippe, then Prime Minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer shares this pride with Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy since the very first government of the President of the Republic. “It was my commitment at the start, as much as I could because it does not depend on me. I find it very important that the Minister of Education stays for a long time, whoever my successors are, I wish that they stay a long time, reacted Jean-Michel Blanquer on the plateau of Touche not at my post this Tuesday, September 14. It’s never good when a minister passes. “
In place for more than four years therefore, Jean-Michel Blanquer explained that he is still passionate about the subjects he deals with on a daily basis. “In my eyes, it is the most beautiful ministry, he explained, still in Touche pas à mon poste. It is on the most important subject there is, that is to say education, the transmission of knowledge and values. A country is doing well when its school is doing well. “ Asked about the possibility of being re-elected if Emmanuel Macron is reelected at the head of the Elysee Palace next April, Jean-Michel Blanquer left the suspense hovering. “I’m not going to abuse everyone’s patience. It’ll be five years, that’s a lot., only replied the Minister of Education, who therefore does not wish to say more. I am very happy to be Minister of Education. I think the subject is fundamental. And this is the subject that has always fascinated me. “
Does Jean-Michel Blanquer want to become Minister of the Interior?
On C8, he also returned to rumors that he had asked to be appointed Home Secretary in the latest reshuffle. Because at the time in fact, Gerald Darmanin was, according to the Obs, not the first choice of Jean Castex, who would have wanted to promote Jean-Michel Blanquer. “Until the day before, during the night, Gérald was minister of a very large social portfolio and Jean-Michel Blanquer was in Beauvau, entrusted a pillar of the majority to the weekly. But there was an outcry from those close to the president on a specific point: Blanquer’s positions on secularism and the veil. “ In Touche pas à mon poste, he assured that these rumors were not true. “I never asked for the Interior Ministry, he hammered. (…) The idea that I could become one circulated. When it was discussed, I said that I preferred the Ministry of National Education. (…) I was not at all requesting. ”
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