New French government to be unveiled on Monday: Elysee sources

President Emmanuel Macron (above) and new Prime Minister Jean Castex will discuss the shape of the new government on July 5, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (REUTERS) - French President Emmanuel Macron is set to unveil a new Cabinet on Monday (July 6), two sources close to him said on Sunday, after Mr Macron changed his prime minister earlier this week to give new impetus to his presidency.

Mr Macron and his new prime minister, Mr Jean Castex, would meet at the Elysee presidential palace to discuss the shape of the new government later on Sunday, the sources said.

"At this stage, an architecture with about 20 ministers is envisaged. Junior ministers will be named in a second stage," one of the sources told Reuters.

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