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French Prime Minister Resigns, Triggering Shuffle of Macron’s Government – The Wall Street Journal


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French Prime Minister Resigns, Triggering Shuffle of Macron’s Government – The Wall Street Journal

PARIS—The government of President Emmanuel Macron was upended Friday following the resignation of his prime minister, Édouard Philippe, who spearheaded the president’s pro-business agenda and garnered significant popularity for his handling of the coronavirus. The two leaders agreed Thursday on the need to turn the page on Mr. Philippe’s administration and to start a new…

PARIS—The government of President Emmanuel Macron was upended Friday following the resignation of his prime minister, Édouard Philippe, who spearheaded the president’s pro-business agenda and garnered significant popularity for his handling of the coronavirus.

The two leaders agreed Thursday on the need to turn the page on Mr. Philippe’s administration and to start a new phase in Mr. Macron’s five-year term, French officials said. On Friday, Mr. Macron tapped Jean Castex, who served as an adviser to former French President…

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