The composition of the Castex government was announced early Monday Saint Martin time by the secretary general of the Elysée Palace.
Annick Girardin leaves his chair of Minister for Overseas to obtain that of Minister of the Sea, newly created. He is succeeded by Sébastien Lecornu.
Sébastien Lecornu knows Saint Martin for having come there several times in 2017 and 2018.
In early November 2017, as Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, he accompanied Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. He returned in March 2018 with this time Annick Girardin and in particular Gérald Darmanin, then Minister of Action and Public Accounts (and new Minister of the Interior from today). He had returned to the personnel of the State of Saint-Martin. “More than ever in times of crisis, the State is expected in the exercise of its missions. The state should not be ashamed of what has been done for six months, "he wrote on his Twitter account Sébastien Lecornu, secretary of state to the minister of ecological and united transition.
He had finally returned one last time in September 2018 with the President of the Republic.
The new tenant of the ministry on rue Oudinot also participated in the creation of the Deal on the island. “With Sébastien Lecornu, we decided to set up a regional unit in Saint-Martin for development, environment and housing, to assist the prefect on a daily basis, in conjunction with the DEAL and the prefect of Guadeloupe, "Edouard Philippe said in May 2018.
In October 2018, Sébastien Lecornu became Minister responsible for Territorial Communities to the Minister for Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Territorial Communities.
Last April, Sébastien Lecornu was one of the ministers with whom the president of the COM, Daniel Gibbs, had a videoconference about the organization of the deconfinement and the establishment of the solidarity fund.