French In­te­rior Min­is­ter quits in fresh blow to Macron

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Em­manuel Macron who was forced to re­place two of his most pop­u­lar min­is­ters weeks ago.

Macron “ac­cepted the res­ig­na­tion of Col­lomb and asked Prime Min­is­ter (Edouard Philippe) to act in his place till the an­nounce­ment of a suc­ces­sor”, the El­y­see Palace said in a state­ment. The Pres­i­dent had ini­tially re­fused to ac­cept Col­lomb’s res­ig­na­tion. Col­lomb, the 71-year-old vet­eran so­cial­ist who joined the rul­ing camp in 2017, an­nounced weeks ago that he would quit the gov­ern­ment in mid 2019 to run for the Lyon mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions in 2020, Efe news re­ported.

“It is always with great re­gret that we leave the In­te­rior Min­istry,” Col­lomb said while he handed the In­te­rior Min­is­ter’s port­fo­lio to the Prime Min­is­ter.

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