Three ministers step back from European Parliament

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France’s European Minister Nathalie Loiseau says goodbye to the Cabinet to take part in the European elections. While European Affairs Minister Loiseau is taking part in the European elections, government spokesman Griveaux and Digital Secretary of State Mounir Mahjoubi want to run for the mayoral election in Paris.

France’s Minister of Europe Nathalie Loiseau and two other Cabinet members announced their resignation on Wednesday. In addition to Loiseau, who runs for the EU Parliament, State Secretary and government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux and Digital Secretary of State Mounir Mahjoubi also gave up their posts, as did the office of President Macron announced.

Loiseau had been officially nominated by the presidential party La République en Marche (LREM) on Tuesday as the top candidate for the European elections in late May. Griveaux and Mahjoubi want to compete in the mayoral election next year in Paris. Both apply for the top candidate of their party LREM.

Who follows the three ministers, not fixed yet. The decision should be taken until the next cabinet meeting on Monday. The European Minister’s favorite is Macron’s European advisor Clément Beaune.

Since Macron’s inauguration, ten ministers have left the French government, including Interior Minister Gérard Collomb and Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot.