Agnes Buzyn is “as much a doctor” as Olivier Véran since she is a haematologist. She is not incompetent as some people complacently say, but she comes from civil society like other ministers and like some other ministers of health before her: such as Mrs Barzach who was minister of health at the time of Jacques Chirac and who was a gynaecologist.
All those who come from the civil society have to face a double difficulty: not only their field of competence, but the discovery of political life. We could see it for Mrs Nyssen, for Mr Hulot or for Mrs Loiseau: it was difficult.
We can therefore say that the resignation of Benjamin Griveaux is a bit like “opportunity makes the thief”. an opportunity for her to leave.
It’s a bit of a shame that this could appear to be a way of “re-appointing” a minister, just as Mrs Loiseau was “re-appointed” as the head of the list in the European elections.
We can already say that Mrs Buzyn will most probably not be the next mayor of Paris.