In the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, French authorities communicated extensively about the ineffectiveness of the mask. The government went so far as to suppress its distribution, sale, and use in the public arena.
This announcement is part of a wider offensive by the French government in favour of LGBT rights. For Elisabeth Borne, the defence of LGBT rights is now a priority ideological battle: “the battle of attitudes has not yet been won,” she explained.
A long and relatively unusual wait for the appointment of a government under the Fifth Republic can be explained by the difficulty in finding candidates for ministerial positions while the next legislative elections loom.