France: Prime Minister and all ministers resignChristian 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.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe
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. ■