The Council of Ministers, whose schedule had not been specified, was canceled this Friday morning around 9:30 am, setting in motion an unchanging mechanism: resignation of the Prime Minister and his government, formal agreement of the Elysée Palace, and, in principle , appointment of a new executive.
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10:15 am. The SMS signal. According to our information, members of the government received a text message at 9:30 am telling them that the Council of Ministers was not taking place.
10:10 a.m. Edouard Philippe I, II, we get lost. The tradition wants that one evokes a governmental team under the name of the Prime Minister with a figure to distinguish the times. The figure is only added to resignations, which means that Edouard Philippe steered two governments, the first from May to June 2017, the second after the legislative elections in June 2017. Since then, however, many adjustments of people took place.
10:07 a.m. A relative of Philippe deeds his departure. Gilles Boyer, the friend, the accomplice of the Juppé years, who became special advisor to Matignon, before being elected as a member of the European Parliament, seems to endorse the departure of Edouard Philippe without return. "Proud of the 1145 days of Edouard Philippe at Matignon and thank you to Emmanuel Macron for having trusted him", he tweets.
Proud of the 1145 days of @ EPhilippePM at Matignon and thank you to @EmmanuelMacron for trusting him! https://t.co/gaz7BdELgg- Gilles Boyer (@GillesBoyer) July 3, 2020
10:05 a.m. A new government "necessary". "The President of the Republic and the Prime Minister have established a shared finding regarding the need for a new government to embody a new stage in the quinquennium, a new path," said the Elysee.
10 hours. The suspense will not last. "A new Prime Minister will be appointed in the coming hours," announced the Elysée. This does not mean that the government will be detailed during the day.
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9:55 a.m. The Assembly suspends its work. 39 sitting minutes and MEPs halted consideration of the third amended budget proposal.
9:52 a.m. The irony of Quatennens. "In the regional press, Macron details his" reinvention ": return from pension reform, increased working hours ... For such a change of course, a brand new Prime Minister is needed! Why not Édouard Philippe ”, mocks, on Twitter, LFI deputy Adrien Quatennens.
In the regional press, #Macron details his "reinvention": return from pension reform, increased working hours ... For such a change of course, a brand new Prime Minister is needed! Why not #EdouardPhilippe ?! #reworking- Adrien Quatennens (@AQuatennens) July 3, 2020
9.50 a.m. According to our information. The resignation of Edouard Philippe was noted Thursday evening during an interview with Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace.
9.45 a.m. A press release dated July 3. “Mr. Édouard Philippe today handed in the resignation of the Government to the President of the Republic, who accepted it. He ensures, with the members of the Government, the treatment of current affairs until the appointment of the new Government ”, indicates the press release of the presidency.