French government resigns in post-election formality

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 17, 2017 shows France's newly appointed Prime Minister Edouard Philippe looking at a TV screen showing an image of Richard Ferrand, the newly appointed minister for Territorial Cohesion, as he watches the unveiling of the French government in his office at Matignon in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron has asked French minister for Territorial Cohesion Richard Ferrand to resign from the government in order to "seek the presidency of the party" La Republi





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