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French President Macron appointed Edouard Philippe as Prime Minister
18:39, 15 May 2017
French President Macron appointed Edouard Philippe as Prime Minister

Inauguration ceremony should be carried out until end of May 15

18:39, 15 May 2017

bbc.com

President of France Emmanuel Macron has named the new Prime Minister of the country. The government is to be leaded by Edouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre, according to BBC.

"French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed Edouard Philippe as the Prime Minister. He requested him to form the government," Alexis Kohler, Macron's new representative at the presidential Elysee Palace informed journalists.

Swearing-in ceremony should take place until the end of the day on May 15.

Philippe was also a member of the Socialist Party and participated in the political campaign of Michel Rocard, the famous Socialist leader and former prime minister.

He became General Councillor for Seine-Maritime in the canton of Le Havre-5 in 2008, two years later he was chosen the Mayor of Le Havre.

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