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7/3, 12:43 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Macron appoints Castex as new French PM

French President Emmanuel Macron appointed Jean Castex (pictured) as the country's new prime minister after Edouard Philippe resigned earlier in the day.

Macron mandated Castex, who was in charge of handling the country exiting coronavirus lockdowns, to form a new government.

Earlier reports suggested that Macron wanted to reshuffle the government to focus on the economic recovery from the shock suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breaking the News / NP