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10 Jan 2024

Gabriel Attal Becomes France's First Openly Gay Prime Minister at 34

President Emmanuel Macron of France [has appointed Gabriel Attal](https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/09/world/europe/gabriel-attal-france-prime-minister.html), 34, as the new prime minister, succeeding √Člisabeth Borne. Attal, formerly the education minister and a key government figure since Macron's 2017 election, is the youngest and first openly gay PM in France. Despite moderate popularity with a 40% approval rating, Attal, a dedicated supporter of Macron since 2016, is positioned to potentially run for president in 2027. Macron himself made history in 2017 as France's youngest president.