Edouard Philippe is leaving.
The case is being updated.
This is because he has been elected mayor of Le Havre. According to French media, Phillipe had a confidential conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday morning, and decided that it was best to retire.
Le Figaro writes that the resignation comes into effect with immediate effect, and at the same time it also means that the government is dissolved. Thus, Macron must use the time ahead to form a new government.
– There will be a new team. We will bring out new talents and personalities with different backgrounds, Philippe said in an interview with French media, according to the newspaper The Parisian.