Breaking News: France Has A New Prime Minister. Posted on May 31, 2005 by Edward Hugh It’s official. The new French PM is Dominique de Villepin. Nicholas Sarkozy (inside the tent) will be the new interior minister. The FT has some biography on de Villepin, and this on Sarkozy and protectionism. Update: Amandine at Animal Politique has some info and opinion on de Villepin. Opinions?