French foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced his departure from his post, according to Twitter, the French news Agency AFP. The resignation of Fabius, about the possibility of which was discussed for several months, may be associated with the criminal case against the son of the head of the French Foreign Ministry.
On his resignation Fabius told journalists on Wednesday, 10 February, immediately after the Elysee Palace meeting of the Council of Ministers.
It is reported that French President Francois Hollande will soon announce the appointment of Fabius to the position of Chairman of the constitutional Council – the main French constitutional court.
The resignation of Fabius should lead to serious changes in the French government, to be published in the coming days.