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    French military chief resigns amid conflict with Macron

    His powers were previously extended until July 2018

    Baku. 19 July. REPORT.AZ/ The head of France’s armed forces Pierre de Villiers has sensationally resigned following a heated dispute with Emmanuel Macron over cuts to the defence budget.

    Report informs citing the Le Figaro, 60-year-old Villiers said he had tried to maintain a French defence force despite the job becoming increasingly difficult as a result of financial constraints, but admitted he was no longer able to sustain that.

    It was noted that his powers were previously extended until July 2018.

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