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New French prime minister to be announced at 1230 GMT
May 15, 2017 / 12:04 PM / 6 months ago

New French prime minister to be announced at 1230 GMT

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s new prime minister will be announced at 1430 local time (1230 GMT), a statement from President Emmanuel Macron’s office said on Monday.

French media have said Edouard Philippe, a 46-year old conservative, is the favourite to get the job. Other names have been touted in local media, including the secretary-general of Macron’s Republic on the Move (REM) party, Richard Ferrand.

Macron took power as president of France on Sunday.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Brian Love

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