French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe resigns

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

03rd Jul, 2020. 01:29 pm

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.

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