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Macron dismisses minister over disagreement on assets declaration

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, removed this Monday from the Government the Secretary of State for Territorial Collectivities, Caroline Cayeux, after alleging that the institution that monitors the assets of senior public officials found some inconsistencies.    

The Elysée has limited itself to confirm in a communiqué the departure of Cayeux, “proposed by the Prime Minister”, Elisabeth Borne, without going into details. She will be succeeded by Dominique Faure, currently in charge of Rurality in the French Executive.

Her departure, however, stems from disagreements with the High Authority of Public Life (HATVP), but added “Caroline resigns to defend herself better and not to hinder the work of the Government”.

As it stands the official note of the Presidency attributes the initiative to Borne and Macron and not to Cayeux.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas