The Short of It

Emmanuel Macron is France's new president

By J.A. HaglMay 8, 2017


Centrist Emmanuel Macron is replacing François Hollande officially on May 14 at midnight. Former Inspector of Finances and investment banker, Macron will be inducted on the same day. The President-elect won 66.1 percent of the vote against Marine Le Pen. After the induction ceremony, a tribute at the Arc De Triomphe and a visit to Paris city hall, Macron will officially start as the President. His first job is to name a Prime Minister.