Another Key Minister Resigns From French President Macron’s Government

Another Key Minister Resigns From French President Macron’s Government

 

French President Emmanuel Macron will have to deal with another resignation of a key Minister in his government.

The French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has submitted his resignation to President Emmanuel Macron, according to spokeswomen from the Elysee Palace and the Interior Ministry.

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Collomb, an early ally of Macron, resigned so he could run for mayor in his hometown of Lyon, an Interior Ministry spokeswoman said.

In less than 2 months, 3 senior cabinet ministers have resigned from Macron’s Government, Collomb being the most recent. Minister of Sports Laura Flessel and Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot, who announced his resignation during a live radio interview make the other two. He cited disapproval of government policies and efforts to tackle climate change as reasons for his resignation.

In a statement, Collomb said that the ‘French people and the people of Lyon need clarity.’

‘I’ve done a lot during my time as minister. But today considering the rumors and the pressure, I don’t want the fact that I will be a candidate somewhere tomorrow to affect the way forward for the Interior Ministry,’ said Collomb. ‘So I maintain my offer to resign.’

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