French government resigns in symbolic gesture after Macron victory

French government resigns in symbolic gesture after Macron victory

France's government has resigned in a symbolic move after President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party won a majority in parliamentary elections.

The president's office said in a statement that he accepted the resignation and immediately renamed Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and tasked him with forming a new government by Wednesday evening.

The government spokesman said earlier that Mr Macron is expected to make only small, "technical" changes and rename the government.

More in this Section

US suspect in Harry Dunn death filmed behind the wheelUS suspect in Harry Dunn death filmed behind the wheel

UN climate talks in limbo as compromise soughtUN climate talks in limbo as compromise sought

Louisiana sues California over alligator banLouisiana sues California over alligator ban

John McDonnell to quit frontline politics following Labour defeatJohn McDonnell to quit frontline politics following Labour defeat


Lifestyle

Want to be cultured this Christmas? From TV to podcasts to books, Ed Power has the definite list of everything you missed this year - so you can curl up on the couch and catch upThe definite list of everything you missed this year

Artist Ciara Rodgers teaches older people how to rediscover their creativity and regain confidence, says Rowena WalshBrush with art: Discovering your creative side in later life

Furniture, paintings, jewellery and silver are on offer at James Adam in Dublin, writes Des O’SullivanAll set for home run: See what's on offer at the James Adam sale in Dublin

It’s not too late to hunt out a unique gift. Des O’Sullivan previews sales in the lead-up to the festive seasonA flurry of auctions in Munster sets the scene for Christmas

More From The Irish Examiner