French Prime Minister Jean Castex resigned Monday 16 mai 2022 in an expected move after the reelection last month of centrist President Emmanuel Macron, who will quickly name a replacement. Castex came to the Elysee presidential palace on Monday to formally offer his resignation, which the president “accepted,” the Elysee said in a statement.
Macron and his new prime minister will then hold talks in order to appoint France’s full new government in the coming days.
The new prime minister’s first mission will be to make sure that Macron’s centrist party and its allies do well in France’s parliamentary election in June. The vote, scheduled for two rounds, will determine which group holds the majority of seats at the National Assembly, which has the final say over the Senate in France’s law-making process.