OREANDA-NEWSPresident Emmanuel Macron accepted the resignation of Édouard Philippe. He has headed the French government since May 15, 2017.

The French government, led by Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, resigned on Friday, July 3. This is what the Elysée Palace said in a statement circulated.

"Today, Édouard Philippe filed a petition for the resignation of the government to the President of the Republic, which he accepted," the report says. Together with the members of the government, he is engaged in the current affairs until the appointment of a new government.

Earlier in the French media, there were reports of disagreements between the head of government and the president, including after the victory of Philippe in the election of mayor of Le Havre on June 28. On Thursday, July 2, French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed his intention to reshuffle the government as the country recovers from the pandemic.

Under the French Constitution, Philippe could nominate a candidate for mayor's office and he could continue to be the head of government. According to Politico, Macron had intended to replace Philippe as Prime Minister, but his victory in Le Havre complicated the situation. According to the June Ifop poll, 43% of the French are in favor of continuing Philippe's work as head of government, 33% are in favor of his resignation.