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French PM presents govt resignation

Reuters, Paris
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attends the opening ceremony of the world Equestrian Games at the d'Ornano stadium in Caen, August 23, 2014. Photo: Reuters
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attends the opening ceremony of the world Equestrian Games at the d'Ornano stadium in Caen, August 23, 2014. Photo: Reuters

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented the resignation of his government to the president on Monday, Francois Hollande's office said in a statement.

The statement said a new government would be formed on Tuesday in line with the "direction he (the president) has defined for our country."

The move comes a day after leftist Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg called for new economic policies and questioned what he called Germany's "obsession" with budgetary rigour.

Published: 2:05 pm Monday, August 25, 2014

Last modified: 10:20 pm Monday, August 25, 2014

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