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French government resigns in after election formality

French government resigns

French government resigns

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve submitted Wednesday the resignation of his government to outgoing president Francois Hollande in a formality following the proclamation of Emmanuel Macron as the country's new president.

The official results of Sunday's run-off round were announced by the Constitutional Council earlier on Wednesday. Hollande accepted the resignation and asked Cazeneuve in a letter to handle affairs until the formation of a new government team, according to an Elysee statement. Centrist Emmanuel Macron won 66.1 percent of the vote whereas his rival, the far-right National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, got 33.9 percent, according to the official results announced by the head of the Council, Laurent Fabius at a news conference. Hollande will delegate his powers to Macron on Sunday, May 14. Macron, 39, is set to appoint a prime minister and form a government as soon as he takes office as the country's 25th and youngest president.

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