French Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne submitted her resignation. He has been in office since May 2022, A. wrote France24.
Elizabeth Bourne His resignation was preceded by recent political tensions over a controversial immigration law backed by Emmanuel Macron that would, among other things, strengthen the government's power to deport some foreigners.
According to the French president's advisors, during the first year and a half of his second term, despite the lack of an absolute majority, he was able to accept the most difficult parts of his economic program.
Emmanuel Macron has not yet named his successor, but to replace Elisabeth Bourne, possible candidates include 34-year-old Education Minister Gabriel Attal and 37-year-old Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu, both of whom would be France's youngest prime minister.
Experts also consider Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and former Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandy as possible successors.
A change of prime minister does not necessarily lead to a change in policy direction, but rather signals a desire to move beyond pension and immigration reforms and focus on new priorities, including achieving full employment.
Madam Prime Minister, Dear Elizabeth Bourne, Your work in service to our nation has been exemplary every day. You have implemented our project with the courage, commitment and determination of the women of the state. Thank you from my heart
– The Head of State wrote on the social networking site X after receiving the Prime Minister in his office.
According to a press release from the presidential office, until the appointment of the new government, Elizabeth Bourne, who took office twenty months ago, members of her government are responsible for managing current affairs.
Emmanuel Macron is expected to appoint the new prime minister later in the evening.