French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe abruptly resigns paving the way for a government reshuffle.
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.