Bug? Mishandling? Miscommunication between government departments? This morning, the Matignon site posted a document announcing the resignation of Jean Castex for more than an hour, before disappearing. In this post, which France Info was able to consult, we could read that “Prime Minister Jean Castex had “presented the resignation of his Government to the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron”.
Matignon reacts immediately
Without further ado, the services of Matignon reacted to this false announcement. “The government.fr website has a ‘redesign’ mode ready to be activated in all circumstances”, they specify. “The web page found on social networks is the page that will be displayed when the ‘reshuffle’ mode is activated on D-Day”. “Only resignation press releases are authentic. There is no reshuffle planned to our knowledge today ”, finally decides Matignon.
The name of the new Prime Minister will not be known until Monday
Jean Castex was to attend a ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday as Prime Minister. The cancellation of this official trip, following the trip of Emmanuel Macron to Abu Dhabi for the funeral of the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa ben Zayed Al-Nahyan, who died on Friday, should not upset the calendar. In all likelihood, therefore, the resignation of Jean Castex should take place no earlier than Monday and then in the process, the appointment of his successor, as tradition dictates.
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