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World Macron Seeks to Recharge French Presidency With Major Reshuffle

12:51  03 july  2020
12:51  03 july  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

Sarkozy, Holland, VGE ... Macron and his "ex" week

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President Emmanuel Macron is reshaping his cabinet, aiming to begin a new phase after a major coronavirus outbreak and to give PARIS — France’s prime minister, Édouard Philippe, resigned on Friday, the first step in a major government reshuffle , according to the office of the French president .

Speculation had been growing that a reshuffle was imminent - with French President Emmanuel Macron seeking to boost his green credentials and win back disillusioned It will be a big political gamble for Mr Macron to replace Mr Philippe, who is more popular with the public than the president .

(Bloomberg) -- Emmanuel Macron asked his government, including Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, to resign on Friday as the French president seeks a fresh start after a disastrous municipal election last month.

Emmanuel Macron wearing a suit and tie standing next to a tree: French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe arrive for a meeting with members of the Citizens' Convention on Climate (CCC) to discuss over environment proposals at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 29, 2020. © Photographer: Christian Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe arrive for a meeting with members of the Citizens' Convention on Climate (CCC) to discuss over environment proposals at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 29, 2020.

Macron will name a new prime minister on Friday, his office said in a statement. While it isn’t yet known who the president will tap, it’s likely that Philippe, who recently won a mayoral race, will not be chosen.

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe resigned on Friday ahead of a government reshuffle by President Emmanuel Macron designed to bolster his green credentials and win back disillusioned voters ahead of a possible re -election bid, Trend reports with reference to Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe attend the traditional annual ceremony at the In French government reshuffles , the prime minister tenders his or her resignation ahead of cabinet appointments but can still be re -named to the position.

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Macron, 42, is seeking a new lease on his presidency, contending with a Yellow Vest movement that has rallied against his efforts to overhaul the pension system as well as a pandemic that has caused nearly 30,000 French deaths. His Republic on the Move party was broadly rejected in a June 28 municipal ballot that saw the Green Party gain strongholds throughout the country.

Former Ecology Minister Jean-Louis Borloo, Defense Minister Florence Parly and Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian have been eyed as possible successors to Philippe. Jean Castex, the civil servant who oversaw the end of the Covid-19 lockdown, EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Valerie Pecresse, the conservative president of the Paris region, are also seen as potential candidates.

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"Mr. Edouard Philippe today submitted the resignation of the government to the President of the Republic, who accepted it. He ensures, with the members of the government, the handling of current affairs until the appointment of the new government," said a short press release from the presidency .

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the next phase of his presidency will be embodied by a new government team, but he remained coy about the French President Emmanuel Macron made the announcement to La Montagne newspaper. Christian hartmann pool/afp.

‘New Path’

Finance minister Bruno Le Maire, who’s at the heart of the government’s response to the economic crisis born in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, said he was not interested by the job of prime minister, even though he is among the most popular politicians in France.

Macron has been walking a fine line between promises to overhaul his policies while also standing by commitments to make the nation more friendly to international investors. So far, he’s pledged that his government would invest an extra 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) over the next two years to facilitate the economy’s environmental transition.

Macron said in an interview with regional French newspapers on Thursday that the country needed to follow a “new path” based around the economic, social and environmental reconstruction of the country. He added that this would be accompanied by a “new team” in government.

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France President Emmanuel Macron 's centrist party received a drubbing on Sunday in municipal elections, as the Greens celebrated victories in Although the French constitution allows Philippe to name someone to act as mayor while he remains prime minister, his win deepens questions over his

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the next phase of his presidency will be embodied by a new government team, but he There has been mounting speculation of a government reshuffle after last Sunday’s local elections saw the Greens trounce Macron ’s laRem party and take

While it’s expected that Macron will name a new prime minister on Friday, it could take days to appoint all the other governmental posts.

Philippe, whose popularity has risen during the coronavirus crisis, has been eyed as a possible contender in the next presidential election in 2022. In an Elabe poll published this month, 57% of respondents said Philippe should remain in his post as prime minister.

(Updates with possible new prime ministers starting in the fourth paragraph)

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July 14: Emmanuel Macron interviewed by Léa Salamé and Gilles Bouleau .
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