dglobalnews.com French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead
Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

Manuel Valls, 54, stunned his Socialist colleagues by saying that he wanted to stand in June's parliamentary elections as a candidate on Mr Macron's side.

Monday was the first time Macron and Hollande had appeared in public together since Macron resigned in August 2016 as Hollande's economy minister to run for president - a decision that was received coldly by the French leader at the time.

Macron has promised that half will be complete newcomers, meaning a diverse range of figures from business, civil service, local activism and academia are set to make their first foray into politics.

Macron won the presidency with 66 percent of votes cast for a candidate.

Ms Marine Le Pen has put on a courageous face following her crushing defeat to Mr Emmanuel Macron in the presidential election, pledging to overhaul her far-right party and turn it into the main opposition to France's new centrist leader.

Hollande will delegate his powers to Macron on Sunday, May 14.

At Monday's ceremony on the Champs-Elysees, Mr Hollande approached Mr Macron and gripped him by the shoulder before the two men walked beneath the Arc de Triomphe.

The president said the transfer of power would take place just a week after Mr Macron's election as the youngest president in modern France.

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Not to mention the fact that those responsible were able to borrow weaponized software code apparently created by the U.S. Deutsche Bahn says that departure and arrival display screens at its stations were hit Friday night by the attack.

Monday also marked decades of peace in Western Europe, something Macron made a cornerstone of his campaign against Le Pen's brand of populism. Le Pen campaigned for France to leave the 28-nation European Union and drop the shared euro currency in favor of reinstating a new French franc.

The French president-elect, Emmanuel Macron, plans to visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel shortly after his inauguration, according to Sylvie Goulard, a member of the European Parliament and a close confidante of Macron.

One image showed Marine Le Pen, the presidential candidate of the far-right National Front, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.

His party chief, Richard Ferrand, said on Monday Macron's 'En Marche!' (Forward!) movement would change its name to "En Marche la Republique" or "Republic on the Move", so as to structure itself more like a traditional party.

"The only credible change would be for Marion Le Pen to replace Marine Le Pen, because she is clearly superior to her", di Borgo said.

Macron is courageous leader and rejected the traditional politics.

"The French voted for continuity and I called Monsieur Macron Macron to congratulate him on his election", she said.

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