French prime minister Edouard Philippe resigns as President Emmanuel Macron readies govt reshuffle

Questions over Edouard Philippe’s job had swirled since mid-June when Emmanuel Macron declared he wanted to “reinvent” his presidency.

Reuters July 03, 2020 15:06:10 IST
French prime minister Edouard Philippe resigns as President Emmanuel Macron readies govt reshuffle

Paris: French prime minister Edouard Philippe resigned on Friday ahead of a government reshuffle by President Emmanuel Macron designed to bolster his green credentials and win back disillusioned voters ahead of a possible re-election bid.

The Elysee Palace said in a statement that Edouard Philippe would handle government affairs until a new cabinet was named.

Questions over Edouard Philippe’s job had swirled since mid-June when Emmanuel Macron declared he wanted to “reinvent” his presidency.

In French government reshuffles, the prime minister tenders his or her resignation ahead of cabinet appointments but can still be re-named to the position.

 

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