Edouard Philippe appointed the new Prime Minister of France by Emmanuel Macron

16 May, 2017, 09:42 | Author: Jacqueline Ellis

Macron has kept his choice of prime minister a closely guarded secret, but centre-right Edouard Philippe, the 46-year-old Le Havre mayor from the Republicans party is touted to be a favourite for the job.

Philippe previously worked as a director of public affairs for French nuclear group Areva and as a lawyer with New York City-based worldwide law firm Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, The New York Times reported.

Germany is looking to Macron to revitalize France as an economic power and political heavyweight in the European Union, which is facing complex divorce proceedings with its current No. 2 economy, Britain.

The two core European powers wanted to give "a new push" to their cooperation and "new momentum" to the Franco-German axis, added Merkel.

French President Emmanuel Macron listens as Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo delivers her speech during a ceremony at the Hotel de Ville in Paris, France, Sunday, May 14, 2017.

By appointing him, Macron has passed over some loyal followers including Richard Ferrand, a former Socialist who was one of the first to join Macron's cause previous year and is secretary general of REM.

His visit to Merkel is in keeping with France s presidential tradition of making Berlin the first foreign port of call.

Macron said that he'd work with Merkel on a "road map", and that they needed to work on "deep reforms that are necessary and need common work".

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In a statement, the Republicans party said that it "regret [ted]" Philippe's nomination as Macron's prime minister, which it said was "an individual decision" and not a decision to form a coalition.

Mr Macron is France's youngest leader since Napoleon and the first to be born after 1958, when a presidential system was set up.

Mayor of Le Havre, his home town, since 2010, the German-speaking father of three, who writes crime novels in his spare time, was elected to parliament in 2012.

Mr Philippe began his political life as a Socialist activist, before switching sides and serving as Mr Juppe's campaign spokesman during the Republicans party primary.

Mending Europe's frayed unity is such a high priority for new French President Emmanuel Macron that he's visiting neighboring Germany and its Chancellor Angela Merkel on his first day in office. "Germany will only do well in the long-run if Europe does well", Merkel told a news conference after a meeting of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), victors in a regional German vote on Sunday.

Mr Philippe is a close associate of former prime minister Alain Juppe, who leads the moderate wing of The Republicans and has indicated that he favoured helping Mr Macron.

The visit signaled his intentions to move rapidly on campaign promises to revive support for the beleaguered European Union by reforming and strengthening it.

The appointment is seen as a way to attract figures from the conservative opposition ahead of the parliamentary election in June.


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