Olivier Véran became Minister Delegate overseeing Parliamentary relations and democratic life in the government formed by the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, on Friday May 20. He was successful in his duties to Marc Fesneau, promoted for his part in the Ministry of Agriculture.
The 42-year-old neurologist was appointed Minister of Solidarity and Health to the government on February 16, 2020 to replace Agnès Buzyn at short notice, then pushing as a candidate for La République en Marche (LRM) in Paris after the fall of Benjamin Griveaux. When he arrived at the Ministry of Health and Solidarity, Mr. Véran had to manage the health crisis, the health system that was about to run out and the hospital staff was weak.
If the Minister of Health assured that the authorities got the full measure of the crisis early enough, the pressure increased, while criticism from the opposition increased over the lack of tests, masks, the time taken to prevent in the country, or even in. the rhythm of vaccinations.
Pedagogue and good communicator
In the course of long months of detention, deconfine and reconfine, Olivier Véran became one of the familiar faces at daily press conferences dedicated to the evolution of the population of the Covid- epidemic. 19. He prayed for widespread vaccination of the population and for the implementation of the health pass, the latter of which, according to him, proved its effectiveness against the epidemic that, despite all, caused the deaths of 147,648 people. brought on the disease. according to Public Health France on May 18.
The pedagogue, despite a submachine gun flow, Olivier Véran is known to be a good announcer. found “seriously” and “efficient” by Emmanuel Macron, it ensures that it remains accessible to elected officials and managers of the health sector. On the merits, Olivier Véran did not act in any doctrinal violation compared to Agnès Buzyn. In form, on the other hand, the change in style is important between a personality as a result of the medical elite and the young hospital practitioner launched by politics. “Buzyn refuses to have any debate live on TV. Véran, he went to the front. He’s a good debater. But he’s easily upset.” said trade unionist (CGT) Christophe Prudhomme, spokesman for the Association of Emergency Physicians of France.
It is for François Hollande’s former research minister, Geneviève Fioraso, that the Grenoble native, son of a teacher and an engineer, owes his political career. The Isère representative offered him to be his deputy for the 2012 legislative election after meeting the young doctor, then spokesman for the National Intersyndicale with hospital interns, while visiting his neurology department at Grenoble University Hospital. He immediately accepted. After the election of François Hollande, Geneviève Fioraso entered government, and he became deputy. This father of two made a name for himself by pushing for a very public amendment, which was adopted, to ban modeling activity for people who are too thin.
Socialist tendency DSK
He was spotted by Emmanuel Macron’s political adviser, Stéphane Séjourné, who invited him to Bercy. Olivier Véran, who developed a socialist sensitivity with a tendency to DSK, was seduced by “change of will” of the Minister of Economy François Hollande. At the conclusion of this meeting, the socialist deputy pledged allegiance via SMS: “I want to be first among the macronists.» He will lead the creation of En Marche !, in April 2016.
Elected under the label La République en Marche in the constituency of Geneviève Fioraso in 2017, passing the torch to him, he became general rapporteur of the Social Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, a strategic position. He voted to create a flexible tax on sugary soft drinks, defended the therapeutic cannabis experiment and passed a provision that allows hospital emergencies to be paid if they refer patients to not emergency medicine in the town. An experiment that angered many liberal doctors but did not stop him from being appointed Minister of Health.
In July 2020, Ségur de la santé took the lead, after several weeks of discussions with unions, in announcing major investments for the health care system, but did not always satisfy professionals tired of the year budget cuts.