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Reshuffle: Guillaume Kasbarian becomes Minister Delegate in charge of Housing

Barely thirty years old when he was first elected to the National Assembly in 2017, he could be described as a very young minister if Gabriel Attal was not two years his junior.

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Reshuffle: Guillaume Kasbarian becomes Minister Delegate in charge of Housing

Barely thirty years old when he was first elected to the National Assembly in 2017, he could be described as a very young minister if Gabriel Attal was not two years his junior. At 36, Guillaume Kasabarian leaves his second mandate as deputy (Renaissance) to enter the government to replace Patrice Vegriete, appointed to Transport.

Born in Marseille, “Kasba” grew up between the south of France and Kenya. A graduate of a prestigious business school, he joined En Marche at the end of 2016 and won the nomination of the presidential party in the first constituency of Eure-et-Loir in 2017. The new MP embodies the new Macronist wave which is sweeping the Bourbon palace. Son of civil servants, “rather on the left”, he claims to be liberal, particularly influenced by Friedrich Hayek.

After five years in the lower house, he saved his seat against a NUPES candidate and became president of the Economic Affairs Committee for his second term. A specialist in industrial themes, he chairs the commission of inquiry into the deindustrialization of France and solutions to relocate as many companies as possible. In 2023, alongside Aurore Bergé, to whom he is known to be close, he supports the “anti-squatter” law, adopted in June. A first successful experience on the ultra-sensitive housing issue.

His arrival at the Ministry of Housing promises to be difficult as Gabriel Attal's declarations during his general policy declaration have set fire to local elected officials and professionals in the sector. The new minister will have the heavy task of carrying “the supply shock” dear to the Prime Minister as well as the integration of intermediate housing in the proportion of social housing that cities must have. A flagship measure which provoked the ire of Christophe Robert, general delegate of the Abbé-Pierre Foundation.

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