French prime minister resigns

01:13 PM | 3 Jul, 2020
French prime minister resigns

PARIS - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has resigned today (Friday).

In a statement, the Elysee Palace said that Philippe would handle government affairs until a new cabinet was named.

No reason was given in the short presidential statement, but a cabinet shuffle had been widely expected after Mr Macron vowed to chart a new course for the last two years of his term.

Edouard Philippe resignation as prime minister came ahead of a government reshuffle by President Emmanuel Macron.