France swears in new leader Emmanuel Macron



Associated Press

France has inaugurated new president, Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old independent centrist who was elected on May 7.

Emmanuel Macron faces two main problems as France's president.
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The president of the Constitutional Council, Laurent Fabius, proclaimed the official result of the vote in a ceremony today at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris.

Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated today as France's new president at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
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Macron formally took power after his predecessor, Socialist Francois Hollande, met with him for one hour.

Macron is the youngest president in the country's history and the 8th president of France's Fifth Republic, created in 1958.

His Republic on the Move movement hopes to reinvigorate French politics and win a majority of lawmakers in the June parliamentary election.

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