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French government resigns in post-election formality | Reuters

PARIS French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe tendered the government's resignation as a post-election formality on Monday to President Emmanuel Macron who asked him to form a new cabinet, Macron's office said.

The new government is to be named on Wednesday some time before 6:00 pm (1600 GMT), the presidency said in a statement.

The government's resignation was widely expected as a traditional formality after a legislative election on Sunday in which Macron's party won a commanding majority in parliament. (Reporting by Michel Rose; writing by Leigh Thomas; editing by John Irish)

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Published Date: Jun 20, 2017 00:15 AM | Updated Date: Jun 20, 2017 00:15 AM

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