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