The new Prime Minister of France became the mayor of Le Havre

Edouard Philippe

The President of France Emmanuel macron appointed a new Prime Minister. About it reports Reuters.

The head of government was the 46-year-old mayor of Le Havre, the lawyer édouard Philippe (Edouard Philippe), a member of the party “the Republicans”. He is known for conservative views and proximity to Alan Juppe — right politician, leader of the moderate wing “Republicans”.

According to the Agency, the appointment of Philip — a unique case in the postwar history of France: the President first has voluntarily appointed head of government the person in the other party. Philip is the intention of the President, should serve as a counterweight to former high-ranking socialists who supported Him and relied on key positions in the leadership of the country, Reuters reports.

Emmanuel macron has become the President of France, winning in the second round of the presidential elections, held on 7 may. Makron got 66.1 percent of the votes, while his rival, the representative of the “National front” marine Le Pen — 33.9 percent. Three million French people in protest have voted with a blank ballot, and one million of their spoil.