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France awaits new government after shock resignation

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PARIS - France's prime minister was set to appoint a new cabinet Tuesday after tendering his government's resignation amid a row over economic policy, plunging the country into a fresh political crisis.  

French President Francois Hollande attends a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation outside the police headquarters in Paris on August 25, 2014

As desperately unpopular President Francois Hollande battles to overcome splits in his ruling Socialists and revive the stagnant French economy, Manuel Valls was expected to announce the make-up of his team in the afternoon.

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