BREAKING Jean Castex was named Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Edouard Philippe

Jean Castex has been nominated by President Emmanuel Marcon as prime minister of France after the resignation of Edouard Philippe, Reuters reports.

BREAKING Jean Castex has been named Prime Minister of France following the resignation of Edouard Philippe / PHOTO: Profimedia

Jean Catex, coordinator of the Covid-19 pandemic response team, will have a week to form the government.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe resigned on Friday, ahead of a government reshuffle initiated by President Emmanuel Macron, aimed at consolidating his position before a potential re-election to the 2022 presidential election.

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