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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as France's youngest ever president Sunday May 14,2017

Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as France's youngest ever president on Sunday, saying the country had chosen "hope" and promising to relaunch the flagging European Union.
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 14:  Outgoing French President Francois Hollande welcomes newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron prior to a handover ceremony at the Elysee Presidential Palace on May 14, 2017 in Paris, France. Macron was elected President of the French Republic on May 07, 2017 with 66,1 % of the votes cast.  (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, took the reins of power from Francois Hollande a week after he won a resounding victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a tumultuous election.
After a warm welcome from Hollande at the Elysee Palace, the two men held a closed-doors meeting during which Macron was handed the codes to launch France's nuclear arsenal.

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