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Macron cabinet reshuffle delayed due to floods

France 24, Oct 15

Two weeks after the hasty departure of France’s interior minister Gérard Collomb, Emmanuel Macron's long-awaited government reshuffle was expected to be announced Monday.

The president and his prime minister have been weighing the reshuffle for a few weeks, following the departure of three ministers since late August, including Interior Minister Gérard Collomb and Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot.

Several ministerial posts could be affected.

Given the recent spate of resignations, observers have questioned why the reshuffle has been so long in coming. Ministers had been expecting the rejig before a cabinet meeting last week. But the Élysée said it would not happen until Macron's return from a visit to Armenia that Friday.

An announcement was expected on Monday, but due to the severe floods in Occitanie, Macron has decided to respect the grieving families and inhabitants of the flooded areas, and he’s making us wait yet another day.

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