France00: 19 03.10.2018 (updated 00:50 03.10.2018) Short URLThe French President has "accepted the resignation of Gerard Collomb and asked the Prime Minister to ensure his interim pending the appointment of his successor, "confirmed Tuesday the Elysee.The French leader, who said earlier Tuesday" expect now the proposals of the Prime Minister "after the Minister of the Interior said to maintain its proposal of resignation, accepted this last Tuesday in the evening. Initially published on BFMTV, this information was quickly confirmed by the presidency.
Thus, Emmanuel Macron asked the head of government "to ensure his interim pending the appointment of his successor," said the Elysee to AFP.
Therefore, the Council of Ministers on Wednesday will be held as planned, but in the absence of Gerard Collomb.
Earlier, in an interview with L'Express, the Minister of the Interior announced that he would apply for mayor of Lyon in 2020 and that he would leave his post before that to prepare his campaign.
As a reminder, during the year 2018, two French ministers resigned. Last August, the Minister of the Ecological Transition Nicolas Hulot announced on France Inter having decided to leave the government, considering that his action had only achieved "small steps" in environmental matters. In September, Sports Minister Laura Flessel said in a statement that she was leaving the government "for personal reasons", in order to reconnect with "past commitments, focused on the human, solidarity and international cooperation ".