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Two French Cabinet Ministers, Government Spokesman Step Down

  • EU Affairs Minister To Lead Macron Party in European Elections
  • Shakeup Allows Two Others to Run For Paris Mayor in 2020
Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux and Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi are leaving their posts, President Emmanuel Macron’s office announced Wednesday. The Elysee Palace also confirmed the resignation of European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau who has announced she will head the ticket of Macron’s party in European parliamentary elections in May.

The Elysee announced the departures in an emailed statement. without naming replacements. Griveaux and Mahjoubi are expected to mount rival bids for the Paris mayorship, in elections scheduled for 2020.