Sunday, May 14, 2017

Emmanuel Macron Is Inaugurated As The French President -- News Roundup

DW: France's Macron takes power, now faces challenge of governing

Emmanuel Macron has been inaugurated president of France on a day filled with pomp and ceremony. After a bold and unexpected rise to the top, he now faces the task of governing a polarized nation.

France's new President Emmanuel Macron officially took over the reigns of power on Sunday, facing the challenges of a polarized country, high unemployment, terrorism and working with Germany to reform the EU.

The 39-year-old independent took over from outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande, who leaves office after 5 years as the most unpopular president in French history.

The former investment banker and economy minister in the Socialist government met privately with Hollande at the Elysee presidential palace to discuss sensitive issues, including the country's nuclear codes.

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Emmanuel Macron Is Inaugurated As The French President -- News Roundup

Live: France's Macron visits Paris Mayor Hidalgo in presidential inauguration -- France 24
France inaugurates new president: Emmanuel Macron, 39 -- AP
France's Macron takes power, vows to heal division, restore global status -- Reuters
Yes, we can-can: Macron becomes president of France after handover with Hollande -- France 24
Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as president with Paris under tight security -- The Guardian
Emmanuel Macron inauguration: French president vows new start -- BBC
Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as France's youngest post-war President -- ABC News Online
Emmanuel Macron takes office as French president -- RT
Macron inaugurated as French president -- TASS
Emmanuel Macron takes office as French president -- Al Jazeera
Macron taps France's Berlin ambassador as key adviser -- DW
France's Macron appoints Elysee secretary general, diplomatic advisor -- Reuters
Macron's new home -- DW

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