French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron leaves a weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol(reuters_tickers)
PARIS (Reuters) - France's outspoken economy minister Emmanuel Macron will resign later on Tuesday, a source close to the former investment banker told Reuters, confirming reports in local media.
The 38-year-old Macron had in May launched what he called a "Great March", a door-to-door campaign across France to collect voters' grievances ahead of 2017 presidential elections, in a new sign of his political ambitions.
(This version of the story corrects the dateline)
(Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Andrew Callus)