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The French Prime Minister Has Resigned

The French Prime Minister Has Resigned

The French government, led by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, resigned on Friday, according to a distributed message of the Elysee Palace.

"Edouard Philippe today submitted a request for the resignation of the government to the President of the Republic, which he accepted," the message reads. "Together with members of the government, he handles current Affairs until the new government is appointed."

Earlier, French media reported disagreements between the head of government and the President, including after Philippe's victory in the mayoral election in Le Havre on June 28. On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macaron confirmed his intention to reshuffle the government amid the country's recovery from the pandemic.

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