May 14, 2017 / 7:38 AM / 7 months ago

French PM to be appointed on Monday, new government on Tuesday: source

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s next prime minister will be appointed on Monday and the country’s new government on Tuesday, a source close to President-elect Emmanuel Macron told Reuters on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: French President-elect Emmanuel Macron celebrates on the stage at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris, France May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

Independent centrist Macron won a run-off vote against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen a week ago with 66 percent of the vote. His inauguration will take take place later on Sunday.

Reporting by Michel Rose; Writing by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Catherine Evans

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