French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe Resigns



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According to an opinion poll conducted in late June, over half of French residents want the current prime minister, Edouard Philippe, to keep his position as the head of the cabinet after the municipal elections, the second round of which took place on Sunday.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Friday that he would resign from his office, several days after he emerged victorious in the city of Le Havre during the second round of the country’s municipal elections, winning with 58.8 percent of the vote.

“Today, Edouard Philippe submitted a notice of resignation from the post of the head of government, and the president accepted it,” the Elysee Palace said in a communique.

Philippe and cabinet members will continue managing pending matters until a new government is appointed.



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