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France: Prime Minister and all ministers resign

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 3, 2020
France’s prime minister, Edouard Philippe, on Friday handed in his letter of resignation and that of his government to his boss, President Emmanuel Macron, and the president accepted, said a statement by Elysee Palace.
Edouard Philippe
Prime Minister   Edouard Philippe
Philippe ran for and won the post of mayor of Le Havre in Sunday’s municipal elections. He is a native of the northern coastal town and had held the post prior to ascending to the national government.

Topics: France

In a statement to the palace, Philippe said he "ensures, with members of the government, the handling of current affairs until the appointment of a new government."

No reason was given in the short statement issued on Friday, but a cabinet shuffle had been widely expected after Macron promised to chart a new course for the last two years of his term.

The government will continue to handle "day to day matters" until a new government is formed, the presidency said.