The Short of It

Emmanuel Macron is France's new president

By J.A. HaglMay 8, 2017

05/08/17

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.