The speculation about his departure were on the rise in recent weeks. On Friday morning, the Prime minister Edouard Philippe presented his resignation and that of his government to the president of the Republic, who has accepted. "A new Prime minister will be appointed in the next few hours," said the Elysée palace on Friday the Agency France-Presse. In an interview Thursday, " the president of the Republic and the Prime minister have established a shared understanding about the need for a new government to embody a new stage in the quinquennium, a new path ", announced the Elysée palace.
" school will be very hard, we need to prepare for it. "Thursday night, Emmanuel Macron announced the color in an interview with the regional daily press, detailing its priorities for" the reconstruction of economic, social and environmental " of the country. In this interview, the head of State drew the broad lines of its strategy for the last two years of his five-year term, but without revealing how "new team" he intended to conduct it.
re-Elected to the Havre
If the exact position of Édouard Philippe in the equation remains for the moment unknown, the Prime minister can boast of a clear re-election in his stronghold of le Havre Sunday, with 58,83 % of the vote in the face of the communist mp Jean-Paul Lecoq, supported by France insubordinate and the socialist Party. Despite an abstention rate higher than when he won in 2014, and an electorate more reduced, Édouard Philippe has managed to unite almost the same number of votes as six years ago. In parallel, his barometers of popularity parade beautiful fixed after three months of management of a public health crisis.