By Tony Winterburn •
Published: 03 Jul 2020 • 10:17
FRANCE’S Prime Minister Edouard Philippe suddenly resigned from the government today, just days after being re-elected as mayor of the northern city of Le Havre.
In a statement, the office of French President Emmanuel Macron 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.
The statement didn’t say whether Philippe will be replaced or will stay on as the head of a new government. President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to open a new chapter for the two remaining years of his term that will focus on efforts to relaunch the French economy deeply hit by the coronavirus crisis.
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