Second Philippe government
The second Philippe government is the forty-first government of the Fifth Republic of France. It is the second government formed by Édouard Philippe under President Emmanuel Macron, following the 2017 legislative elections and the dissolution of the first Philippe government on 19 June 2017.
|Second Philippe government|
|41st Government of France|
|Date formed||19 June 2017|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Emmanuel Macron|
|Head of government||Édouard Philippe|
|Total no. of ministers||Ministers: 19|
Secretaries of State: 12
|Status in legislature||Majority |
370 / 577 (64%)
|Predecessor||First Philippe government|
The second Philippe government was formed following scandal among ministers during the first Philippe government. La République En Marche ! allies Democratic Movement were facing scandal following allegations that the party used EU funds to pay party workers. Defense minister Sylvie Goulard was the first to step down, resigning on 20 June, 2017. The following day, Minister of Justice Francois Bayrou and European Affairs minister, Marielle de Sarnez stepped down.
Richard Ferrand, Minister of Territorial Cohesion, stepped down on 19 June 2017 following Le Canard Enchaîné publishing allegations of nepotism on 24 May 2017. Macron defended Ferrand despite the allegations and public polling showing that 70% of respondents wanted Ferrand to step down. On 1 July 2017, a regional prosecutor announced that authorities had launched a preliminary investigation into Ferrand. Ferrand responded to the allegations saying everything was "legal, public, and transparent". Ferrand was one of the founding members of La République En Marche and is currently serving as general secretary for the party.
On 31 July 2018 government survived two motions of no confidence following the Benalla affair: the first one (entered by The Republicans group) obtained 103 ayes, while the second (entered by the groups New Left, Democratic Republican Left and La France Insoumise) obtained 63 votes. Both motions did not reach the quorum of 289 votes required in the National Assembly.
Following the yellow vests movement a motion of no confidence was initiated by the Socialist Party, the French Communist Party and La France Insoumise on 13 December 2018 but the government survived the motion easily as there were merely 70 votes in favour, falling short of the required number of 289.
- Deputy Ministers
- Secretaries of State
- On 24 November 2017, Christophe Castaner was replaced as Government Spokesman by Benjamin Griveaux, who was replaced as Secretary of State to the Minister of Economy and Finance by Delphine Gény-Stephann, while Socialist Olivier Dussopt was appointed as Secretary of State to the Minister of Public Action and Accounts.
- On 28 August 2018, Nicolas Hulot announced his resignation from the government during a live radio interview on France Inter. On 4 September, Laura Flessel announced her resignation from the government, with their respective replacements announced as Francois de Rugy and Roxana Mărăcineanu.
- On 1 October 2018, the Minister of the Interior Gérard Collomb brings his resignation to Presisent Marcon, who refuses it. He renews his intention a few days later and Emmanuel Macron accepts the resignation. President Macron then asks Prime Minister Édouard Philippe to act as interim.
- On 16 October 2018, Christophe Castaner is appointed Minister of the Interior, which puts an end to Édouard Philippe's tenure. Marc Fesneau replaces Christophe Castaner at Relations with Parliament. Franck Riester is appointed Minister of Culture to replace Françoise Nyssen. Didier Guillaume is appointed Minister of Agriculture and Food in replacement of Stéphane Travert. Jacqueline Gourault is appointed Minister of Territorial Cohesion to replace Jacques Mézard and her portfolio is extended to Relations with local authorities. Delphine Gény-Stephann is not renewed. Are also appointed Secretary of State Gabriel Attal to the National Education, Laurent Nuñez in the Interior, Christelle Dubos to Solidarity and Health, Agnès Pannier-Runacher to the Economy and Emmanuelle Wargon to Ecology. In addition, several members of the government have their powers modified (Sébastien Lecornu, Mounir Mahjoubi) or expanded (Jean-Michel Blanquer, Marlene Schiappa, Julien Denormandie). 
- On 25 January 2019, Adrien Taquet is appointed Secretary of State for the Protection of Childhood to the Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn.
- On 27 March 2019, in view of the 2019 European elections and 2020 municipal election in Paris, Nathalie Loiseau, Benjamin Griveaux, as well as Mounir Mahjoubi leave their government responsabilities, with Le Drian temporarily assuming responsibility for Loiseau's ministerial portfolio.
||Édouard Philippe||LR, later DVD|
Minister of StateEdit
|Minister of State, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition||François de Rugy||PÉ–REM|
|Ministry of Relations with Parliament||Prime Minister||Marc Fesneau||MoDem|
|Minister for Transport||Minister of State, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition||Élisabeth Borne||REM|
|Minister of Territorial Collectivities||Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relationships with territorial collectivities||Sébastien Lecornu||REM|
|Minister of Housing and Town||Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relationships with territorial collectivities||Julien Denormandie||REM|
Secretaries of StateEdit
- "Top Macron ally Bayrou quits French government". BBC News. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
- "French Defense Minister Sylvie Goulard asks to step down amid probe". POLITICO. 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
- "François Bayrou, Marielle de Sarnez resign from French government: report". POLITICO. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
- "Macron ally Richard Ferrand under fire over property deal". BBC News. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
- "Macron backs minister Ferrand despite sleaze allegations". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
- "French prosecutor to probe Minister Richard Ferrand over nepotism". POLITICO. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
- "Macron minister Richard Ferrand rejects calls for resignation over nepotism scandal". POLITICO. 2017-05-31. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
- "Emmanuel Macron's close ally Richard Ferrand to resign from Cabinet; to seek leadership role in En Marche". Firstpost. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
- "Affaire Benalla: L'Assemblée a rejeté les deux motions de censure de l'opposition". www.20minutes.fr (in French). Retrieved 2018-09-26.
- "Macron Handily Survives No-Confidence Vote in France". The Wall Street Journal.
- Christine Ollivier (25 November 2017). "Darmanin, Solère et Lecornu adhèrent à En Marche". Le Journal du Dimanche. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- "Décret du 24 novembre 2017 relatif à la composition du Gouvernement". Légifrance. 24 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
- "Nicolas Hulot démissionne : « Je ne veux plus me mentir »". Le Monde. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- "EN DIRECT - François de Rugy remplace Nicolas Hulot comme ministre de la Transition écologique". Le Figaro. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
- "French interior minister resigns in defiance of Emmanuel Macron". The Guardian. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "Emmanuel Macron unveils new cabinet in long-awaited reshuffle". Financial Times. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
- "LREM MP Adrien Taquet appointed Secretary of State for Children" (in French). Europe 1. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
- "Three members of Macron's government quit ahead of European and regional elections". Euronews. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
- "Macron appoints close allies in minor cabinet reshuffle". France 24. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
- Nicolas Chapuis (24 November 2017). "Remaniement : un promu et deux nouveaux au gouvernement". Le Monde. Retrieved 26 November 2017.