Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne has submitted her resignation after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron. He is believed to have resigned amid criticism following the passage of a controversial immigration bill. The news agency Reuters and France24 reported this information in a report on Tuesday.
The French president’s office said in a statement, “Mrs. Elizabeth Bourne submitted the resignation of the government to the president today, which the president accepted.”
In a post on social media later, President Emmanuel Macron wrote, “Elisabeth Bourne has made an exemplary effort as Prime Minister of France.” Thank him.
Bourne met with Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris before resigning, according to local French daily La Figaro. Later he submitted his resignation letter.
Elizabeth Bourne took office as the Prime Minister of France in May 2022. Late last year he passed the controversial immigration bill. Then Bourne faced various criticisms.
According to Al Jazeera, the Qatari-based media, Elizabeth Bourne was the second female prime minister in the history of France. Although he resigned, he will continue to serve as caretaker until a new government is formed. It is not yet known who can be appointed as the new prime minister.
Meanwhile, the British media BBC reported that national elections are scheduled to be held in France in the middle of this year. Before that, Makhon can make a major reshuffle in the cabinet. Bourne is believed to have resigned as a result of the reshuffle.
After Elizabeth, 34-year-old Education Minister Gabriel Attal and 37-year-old Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu are in the running for the post of French Prime Minister. Apart from this, the names of Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and former Agriculture Minister Julien Dennermandy are also heard for the post of Prime Minister.