Paris: The French presidential office said on Friday shortly after Edward Philippe’s resignation as prime minister amid a possible reshuffle in the government that the country’s next prime minister would be announced in the “coming hours”. The country’s President Emmanuel Macron wants to focus efforts on getting the economy of the country severely affected by the Coronavirus crisis back on track in the last two years of his term. Macron said in an interview with various local newspapers on Thursday that he was looking for a “new path” to rebuild the country.
He praised Philip’s “magnificent work” over the past three years. He said, “I have to choose the path to lead the country.” This reshuffle will be done at a time when Macron’s party had to face defeat in the big cities of France in the local elections a few days ago. The government faced criticism during the Coronavirus crisis and before the election on Sunday. The decision of Ferdabal was taken before voting. While the country reached the peak of infection in March and April, the authorities were subjected to criticism for lack of masks, tests, and medical equipment.