France’s new leader promises to rebuild nation’s self-confidence and relaunch European Union as he takes power
Emmanuel Macron, France’s youngest postwar leader, promised to rebuild his nation’s self-confidence and relaunch the flagging European Union as he took power on Sunday in a series of ceremonies that deliberately emphasised France’s military power.
“The world and Europe needs a strong France with a sense of its own destiny,” the independent centrist, 39, said in his first speech as president at the Élysée Palace. “We need a [...]
The day after his election win, the French president-elect sets to work on the crucial business of a parliamentary majority
France’s president-elect, Emmanuel Macron, has begun the battle to win a parliamentary majority in legislative elections next month, the crucial next step if he is to deliver his his pro-business policy promises, including loosening France’s strict regulations on labour law.
The former economy minister, who has never held elected office and [...]
Centrist independent on course for victory by 65% to 35% margin but Marine Le Pen’s defeat still marks historically high vote for France’s far right
The pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency in a decisive victory over the far-right Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, and vowed to [...]
One of the most extraordinary French presidential election campaigns in recent history took a sinister final twist with claims that frontrunner Emmanuel Macron was the target of a “massive and coordinated hacking attack” just hours before polls open on Sunday.
Hacked campaign documents, internal emails and financial [...]