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France: Emmanuel Macron resigns as economy minister01:59

France: Emmanuel Macron resigns as economy minister

France, Paris
August 30, 2016 at 18:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

France's Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron announced his resignation from the post in Paris on Tuesday, reportedly in order to prepare for a tilt at the presidency during next year's elections.

"I presented this afternoon to the president of the Republic my resignation from the office of minister of Economy, Industry and Digitalisation. I thanked him for trusting me, for allowing to serve my country for two years," Macron told the press.

He went on to say, "I, however, touched with my fingers the limits of our political system. It pushes [us] into last minute compromises because the communication work was rarely done. It gives room and space for others' fears instead of building an ideological and meaningful consensus."

Discussing the creation of his new political party 'En Marche' (on the move) he stated: "This is the reason why I wish today to begin a new step in my fight and build a project which is only in the public interest. This project first demands the gathering together of all those who share [a vision] and have in common the values that establish their political sensibilities, even if they don't believe in politics any more. This is why we created 'En Marche' (On the move!)."

Macron launched his centrist party 'En Marche' last April and is now thought to be targetting France's top job.

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France's Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron announced his resignation from the post in Paris on Tuesday, reportedly in order to prepare for a tilt at the presidency during next year's elections.

"I presented this afternoon to the president of the Republic my resignation from the office of minister of Economy, Industry and Digitalisation. I thanked him for trusting me, for allowing to serve my country for two years," Macron told the press.

He went on to say, "I, however, touched with my fingers the limits of our political system. It pushes [us] into last minute compromises because the communication work was rarely done. It gives room and space for others' fears instead of building an ideological and meaningful consensus."

Discussing the creation of his new political party 'En Marche' (on the move) he stated: "This is the reason why I wish today to begin a new step in my fight and build a project which is only in the public interest. This project first demands the gathering together of all those who share [a vision] and have in common the values that establish their political sensibilities, even if they don't believe in politics any more. This is why we created 'En Marche' (On the move!)."

Macron launched his centrist party 'En Marche' last April and is now thought to be targetting France's top job.

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