French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe Along With his Government Resign

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Prime Minister of France, Edouard Philippe, 49, and his government have submitted their resignations after heading President Emmanuel Macron’s government for three years.

 

Philippe was appointed in 2017 after Macron won the presidential election. Prior to that, he was a member of the centre-right Les Républicains (LR) party.

 

According to the Elysee Palace, President Emmanuel Macron has accepted the resignation. However, Philippe would still remain as head of an interim government until a new government is named. The new prime minister was expected to be named “within hours”.

 

The Élysée in a statement said:

“Mr Édouard Philippe has today handed his resignation from the government to the president of the republic who has accepted it. He will remain, with other members of the government, to deal with current matters until the nomination of a new government.”

 

The reason for his resignation was not given in the short statement issued on Friday, July 3, but a government shuffle had been widely expected after President Emmanuel Macron promised a reshuffle for the last two years of his term.

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