Macron to reveal new cabinet on Monday: report

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French president and his new prime minister set to discuss new government Sunday.


7/5/20, 3:03 PM CET

Updated 7/5/20, 4:07 PM CET

French President Emmanuel Macron will present his new government to the public on Monday, Reuters reported Sunday, citing unnamed sources at the Elysée.

The move would come after former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and his government resigned on Friday and Macron appointed Jean Castex to replace Philippe.

Macron and Castex are set to meet at the Elysée presidential palace Sunday to discuss the new government, according to Reuters.

The reshuffle is part of Macron’s efforts to reset his presidency after the coronavirus crisis, and comes in the wake of a disappointing result for his La République En Marche party in recent local elections. The Greens, meanwhile, conquered some of France’s biggest cities in the ballots. Philippe and two of his government’s health ministers are now facing an investigation following complaints about the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.