Edouard Philippe becomes France’s PM

PARIS--French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed Edouard Philippe as France's new prime minister, according to a statement issued by Elysee Palace on Monday.

Philippe, the mayor of Le Havre in Northern France, will replace Bernard Cazeneuve who assumed office in late 2016 under Francois Hollande's presidency. The appointment is Macron's first major decision as president and will be critical to his future success.

Source: Emirates News Agency