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French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot Resigns Unexpectedly During Live Radio Interview

2018-08-28 15:36
French President Emmanuel Macron has been dealt a blow after his environment minister resigned unexpectedly during a live radio interview. Nicolas Hulot, a former TV presenter and environmental activist, quit on Tuesday, Aug. 28, following what he called “an accumulation of disappointments.” "I don't want to lie to myself any more, or create the illusion that we're facing up to these challenges," Hulot said on radio station France Inter. "I have therefore decided to leave the government." He did not inform Macron before the announcement. "This may not be the right protocol, but if I had warned them they might have talked me out of it yet again," Hulot said.