French politician, Elisabeth Borne has been named the new Prime Minister of France.

In the history of the country, this is the first time in 30 years that a woman has held the position.

According to a statement released on Monday the Elysée Palace revealed that Borne will replace Jean Castex in the role.

Meanwhile, she has achieved the feat of being the second woman ever to serve as Prime Minister since the end of WWII.

Édith Cresson was the country’s first, who served between May 1991 and April 1992 under Socialist President François Mitterand.

Before this development occurred, Borne had previously served as Minister of Labour, Employment and Integration in the government of Prime Minister Jean Castex from 2020 to 2022.

She has a task of leading a French government likely to be tasked with delivering on President Macron’s election campaign priorities: retirement reform and the scaling up of policies designed to combat climate change.