French press: Two more government ministers quit

2017-06-21 10:48
Emmanuel Macron supporters hold up his photo outside his campaign headquarters in Paris. (Emilio Morenatti, AP)

Emmanuel Macron supporters hold up his photo outside his campaign headquarters in Paris. (Emilio Morenatti, AP)

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Paris - The French press reports that two more French government ministers, including the minister of justice, have resigned, following on the heels of the defence minister.

Justice Minister Francois Bayrou and European Minister Marielle de Sarnez told the French press on Wednesday that they are leaving the government to allow newly elected President Emmanuel Macron to push his goal of cleaning up politics.

Bayrou has long headed the small centrist party called MODEM and de Sarnez was his top collaborator.

Like the ex-defence minister, Sylvie Goulard, they could be subjects of investigations over the use of parliamentary assistants who were improperly paid.

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