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Transfer of Power: Emmanuel Macron, Day 1 of his Presidency

INAUGURATION: Emmanuel Macron has officially succeeded Francois Hollande …

“I want to give to the French self-confidence, for too long weakened.” Emmanuel Macron was sworn in on Sunday President at the Elysee Palace. The marathon day began shortly before 10 am, with the arrival of Emmanuel Macron in the Elysee Palace, where Francois Hollande welcomed the friendly top of the red carpet. One and a few state secrets exchanged head-to-head later, Emmanuel Macron was escorted to his car by Francois Hollande. The now ex-president visited the Paris headquarters of the Socialist Party, as its Socialist predecessor Francois Mitterrand had done May 17, 1995.

In his inauguration speech, serious, Emmanuel Macron has promised to restore “confidence” in France and “refound” the European Union. In front of 300 guests, including members of the constituted bodies, representatives of the social partners and relatives, the youngest ever President of the Republic elected in France said: “The French have chosen hope and the spirit of conquest.” He then set the course of a presidency in which he intends to “give anything”.

Stimulus will of the Franco-German axis

After the traditional drive up the Champs-Elysees, delayed a few minutes to avoid the rain, Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the Unknown Soldier. He then honored a promise made during the campaign visit in the afternoon to wounded soldiers at the Percy military hospital in Clamart, a move that had not been publicized. The end of the marathon ended at the Hotel de Ville in Paris, accompanied by his wife, where he was welcomed by Mayor Anne Hidalgo (PS) and nearly 800 guests.

End of shoot on that day one of the Presidency of Emmanuel Macron, which opens a week of appointments. On Monday the head of state will appoint a prime minister. The name of Edward Philip (LR) deputy mayor of Le Havre, is among the favorites. Emmanuel Macron must then take the direction of Berlin for his first foreign trip to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Another sign of a desire to revive the Franco-German axis is the appointment as diplomatic adviser Philippe Etienne, 61, France’s ambassador to Germany.

 

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