French Pres. re-assigns PM Philippe to form gov't

Date: 19/06/2017     Time: 11:52 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron re-assigned current Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to form a government by Wednesday evening, the presidency announced Monday. Philippe tendered his government resignation immediately following the legislative elections, which gave Macron a comfortable majority in the National Assembly. Government spokesman said the cabinet reshuffle would be "limited." Macron's parliamentary victory will enable him to carry out the reforms he promised during his campaign.