Brigitte Bourguignon must leave her post as Minister of Health

LEGISLATIVE. Brigitte Bourguignon was beaten in the second round of the legislative elections on Sunday May 19 and must therefore leave her post as Minister of Health, just one month after being appointed to the government of Elisabeth Borne. Who will succeed him?

[Mise à jour le 20 juin 2022 à 10h50] The Minister of Health Brigitte Bourguignon was beaten in the second round of the legislative elections Sunday May 19 by Christine Engrand from National Gathering in the 6th district of Pas-de-Calais. According to the rule in force, any minister presenting himself to the ballot and not being elected deputy must leave his functions. Brigitte Bourguignon must therefore leave her position as Minister of Health, which she has held for 1 month. She was appointed on May 20, 2022 in the government of Elisabeth Borne, under the second mandate of the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron. She succeeded Olivier Véran who became Minister Delegate in charge of Parliament and Democratic Life. A ministerial reshuffle is expected this week to replace the ministers who failed in the legislative elections (Brigitte Bourguignon therefore but also Christophe Castaner, Amélie de Montchalin…) takes place.

Who will be the new Minister of Health?

A cabinet reshuffle is expected this week to replace the ministers who failed in the legislative elections such as Brigitte Bourguignon but also Amélie de Montchalin (Minister for the Ecological Transition), Justine Benin (Secretary of State in charge of the Sea). For the moment, no potential candidate for the post of Minister of Health has been cited.

How old is Brigitte Bourguignon?

Brigitte Bourguignon was born on March 21, 1959 in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the Pas-de-Calais. She has 63 years old.

What were Brigitte Bourguignon’s previous functions?

Brigitte Bourguignon (right) and Elisabeth Borne (left) © WITT/SIPA (published on 20/05/2022)

She was Deputy Mayor of Boulogne-sur-Mer in charge of the fight against exclusion, people with disabilities and early childhood from 2001 to 2012. She is National Secretary of the Socialist Party responsible for sport in 2008. In 2012, she was elected deputy PS of the 6th constituency of Pas-de-Calais. From 2014 to 2018, she is Municipal councilor at the city of Marquise (Pas de Calais). In 2017she joined the ranks of Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche party and was then expelled from the Socialist Party. She had joined in 1987. She remains a member of the 6e constituency of Pas-de-Calais from 2017 to 2020 but under the LaREM label. Brigitte Bourguignon is elected President of the Social Affairs Commission of the National Assembly June 29, 2017. In June 2020, she was appointed president of the commission of inquiry into the health crisis at the National Assembly. In July 2020she is named Minister Delegate to Olivier Véran in charge of Autonomy. It takes charge of issues related to “old age”, in particular support for the elderly at home, the fight against their isolation and the modernization of retirement homes. She was named the May 20, 2022 Minister of Health and Prevention under the second term of Emmanuel Macron and succeeded Olivier Véran.

What is Brigitte Bourguignon’s Twitter account?

Brigitte Bourguignon has a twitter account since February 2012: @BrigBourguignon. She is followed by more than 31,000 subscribers.


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