Paris: Emmanuel Macron today sworn in as the 25th French President and also got the honor of becoming the youngest in the nation’s history. Macron is Independent-centrist and former investment banker.
Laurent Fabius, President of the Constitutional Council, presided the ceremony at the Elysee Palace here, the BBC reported.
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“In order to be the man of one’s country, one must be the man of your time… By the sovereign choice of the people, you are now, above all … the man of our country … President of the Republic,” Fabius said while proclaiming Macron, 39, as the President.
Macron’s wife Brigitte Trogneux, wearing a powder blue skirt suit, an outfit similar to what US First Lady Melania Trump wore during her husband President Donald Trump’s swearing-in in January, entered the Palace ahead of Macron.
The former Economy Minister, who worsted far-Right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in the presidential run-off, opened his term with talk of a new renaissance.
“The world needs what the French have always taught. For decades France has doubted herself.”