Emmanuel Macron is the next president in France


Macron promised reform of two institutions notoriously resistant to change: the European Union and the French bureaucracy. Macron, 39, will become France’s youngest leader since Napoleon. was unknown until three years ago. With a background in investment banking and a turn as economy minister under a historically unpopular president, Macron managed to cast himself as the outsider the country needs. The dominant two parties of France’s Fifth Republic were both eliminated in the first round. Sunday’s vote will have profound implications not only for France’s 67 million citizens, but also for the future of Europe and for the political trajectory across the Western world. “A new chapter in our long history has opened this evening,” Macron said in a statement. The Socialist president François Hollande, who was once Macron’s mentor and had appointed him economy minister, said: “His large victory confirms that a very great majority of our citizens wanted to unite around the values of the Republic and show their attachment to the European Union and show France is open to the world.”


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