Emmanuel Macron plans cabinet reshuffle after parliamentary win | World news

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, will announce a new cabinet within days after his start-up centrist political movement swept to a commanding majority in parliamentary elections on a promise of renovating the country’s politics.

Christophe Castaner, a government spokesman, told RTL radio that the prime minister, Édouard Philippe, would resign during the day as required after a parliamentary poll and be reappointed at the head of the new government “over the next few days”.

Macron’s La République En Marche (La REM) party, which did not exist 16 months ago, won 350 of the 577 lower house seats in Sunday’s election with its centre-right ally, MoDem, securing the majority needed to push through far-reaching economic and social reforms.

Castaner said the reshuffle would be “technical and not far-reaching”, adding that the record-high abstention rate in the election…

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