French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Tuesday that he would resign, as well as his government after the result of the Presidential election with the possible re-election of President Emmanuel Macron this Sunday, AFP reports.
According to the report, French Prime Minister Jean Castex when asked by France Inter to find out if he would remain Prime Minister until the legislative elections of June 12 and 19, Jean Castex stated that:
“Everything depends on the fate of the polls on Sunday”, he is “one of those who think that a new impetus after the re-election of the president must be found”.
In the event of the re-election of Emmanuel Macron, the current French Prime Minister Jean Castex will therefore put his fate in the hands of the renewed candidate, the report added.
“In the days that follow, as tradition dictates, I will present my resignation and that of the government to the President of the Republic,” he explained.
“Nothing is played”
Jean Castex said he was “extremely mobilized” for the time being on the eve of the second round of the presidential election on April 24, for which the polls give the outgoing president the winner against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, but with a smaller lead than during the 2017 presidential election.
According to opinion polls, Emmanuel Macron would collect between 53 and 55.5% of the votes cast, against 44.5 to 47% for his opponent. The incumbent president emerged victorious in 2017 with 66% of the vote against 34% for the far-right candidate. “Nothing is decided and we should above all not draw” from the estimates put forward by the polls “the idea that the election is folded, that the match is folded. It is not” and “we must convince ( the French) that Emmanuel Macron’s program is the best for France and for them”, insisted Jean Castex.