Hollande asks PM to form new government

|By:, SA News Editor

France has been thrown into a new political crisis after President Francois Hollande told Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government, following criticism of his policies by the country's Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg.

A statement released by Francois Hollande's office states that a new government will be formed on Tuesday in line with the "direction he (the president) has defined for our country."