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French PM resigns, Macron to unveil successor later Monday

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French Prime Minister Jean Castex told AFP on Monday that he had tendered his resignation to President Emmanuel Macron, who accepted and is now expected to announce a successor later in the day.

The widely expected government reshuffle aims to invigorate Macron’s centrist party ahead of parliamentary elections next month, when the president is hoping to secure a majority for his reformist agenda, including a controversial pensions overhaul.

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Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a French international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency.

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