15:45, 3 July, 2020
YEREVAN, JULY 3, ARMENPRESS. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has tendered his resignation after heading President Emmanuel Macron's government for three years, reports BBC.
The president swiftly named centre-right mayor Jean Castex to lead a new team of ministers after a reshuffle.
Although Mr Philippe was considered more popular than the president, the ruling party had poor local election results at the weekend.
The Elysée palace said in a statement that Edouard Philippe had "today handed in the government's resignation to the president of the republic, who accepted it", adding that he would stay in place until a new government was appointed.