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French government offers resignation to president

France's prime minister Manuel Valls has presented the resignation of the government to the president following a row over economic policies.

President Hollande has been dealt a blow with the resignation of his government. Credit: Reuters

A statement from Francois Hollande's office said a new government would be formed on Tuesday in line with the "direction he (the president) has defined for our country."

The news comes after two ministers publicly criticised the government's economic path over the weekend.