Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe has resigned from government Friday amid speculation that President Emmanuel Macron was about to fire him.
According to the details, a statement from Macron’s office said Philippe had handed in the resignation of the government, but that the current cabinet would remain in charge of governmental affairs until a new team was put in place.
This resignation has paved way for a cabinet reshuffle. The resignation comes after speculation that Macron was preparing a reshuffle to focus on the economic recovery post-coronavirus.
Emmanuel Macron will face a new presidential election in 2022 and the remainder of his mandate is likely to be heavily impacted by the ongoing health and economic crises.