Who is Edouard Philippe, the new French Prime Minister?

Édouard Philippe (born 28 November 1970 in Rouen) is a French lawyer and politician.

During his time at Sciences Po he was influenced by, and campaigned for, Michel Rocard, who served as Prime Minister under Socialist President François Mitterrand from 1988 to 1991.
 “I was brought up in a left wing environment, and he had a social democratic side which suited me,” Philippe said in a previous interview with Le Point.

After leaving the ENA, he became Councilor of State. A member of the Union for a Popular Movement, later the Republicans, he has served as a member of the National Assembly representing the 7th constituency of Seine-Maritime since 2012, as well as mayor of Le Havre and president of the agglomeration community of Le Havre since 2010.

He worked for the campaign of Alain Juppé in the primary of the right and centre in 2016.

He was appointed Prime Minister by new French President Emmanuel Macron on 15th May, 2017.