A neurologist by training, the deputy La République en Marche (LREM) Olivier Véran has been appointed to replace Agnès Buzyn at the Ministry of Health.
The government chose Olivier Véran, LREM deputy from Isère, to become the new Minister of Health. He replaces Agnès Buzyn, party to defend the colors of the presidential movement for the municipal elections in Paris. Coming from the hospital environment, the trained neurologist will have to manage the crisis that has been shaking up the public hospital for months.
Ministry under pressure
Olivier Véran is an early macronist, who joined En Marche in its early days, after a parliamentary mandate under the Socialist colors. What, in addition to his technical knowledge of medical files, benefit from the confidence of the executive in the difficult time that his ministerial portfolio is going through. Several thorny issues await him: the coronavirus, pension reform and the anger of hospital staff. From his first day in office, he will have to defend the pension reform bill in the National Assembly.