French premier Jean Castex resigns
Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne expected to be new prime minister, says local media
French Prime Minister Jean Castex resigned, the local media said on Monday.
Castex’s move is setting the stage for a Cabinet reshuffle as President Emmanuel Macron embarks on his second term, the state-run news broadcaster France 24 said.
Incumbent Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne, who previously served as a senior bureaucrat in the Socialist Party governments, could help counter the challenge mounted by hard-left veteran Jean-Luc Melenchon, who ranked third in the presidential election, it also said.
This would allow Macron to rally a broad coalition of France's left-leaning parties in the June 12-19 parliamentary vote, France 24 reported.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.