"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.