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The Matignon website mistakenly announces the resignation of the government


Europe 1 with AFP

“Due to technical problems”, the Prime Minister’s services indicated that the government’s website had mistakenly posted a page on Saturday morning announcing the resignation of the Castex government. An error which occurs then the name of the successor of Jean Castex is not yet formalized.

The government website mistakenly posted a page on Saturday morning announcing the resignation of the Castex government, “due to technical problems”, said Matignon, confirming information from France Télévisions. This error comes as the suspense mounts before the resignation of the government which is not expected before Monday, according to the Prime Minister’s entourage.

Jean Castex was indeed to go to the Vatican on Sunday for the canonization of three French people, including Charles de Foucauld, and to meet Pope Francis. But he had to give it up because the head of state is moving to Abu Dhabi and the two chief executives cannot be outside the territory at the same time.

A page “prepared for a while”

The web page displayed by mistake on government.fr is “regularly used in the event of a reorganization. It has been prepared for a while now. It is a ghost page that has been returned to Google searches. contact with the search engine to rectify”, specifies Matignon to AFP.

“Since the report, the page has been dereferenced and unpublished. Only the press releases are authentic. To our knowledge, there is no planned redesign today,” concludes the Prime Minister’s entourage. Emmanuel Macron travels to Abu Dhabi on Sunday to pay tribute to the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, who died Friday at the age of 73. The appointment of a new Prime Minister, followed by that of the government, is expected at the beginning of the week.


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