Emmanuel Macron takes over as French president

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    Emmanuel Macron has taken office as France’s president a week after winning the run-off vote against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

    In his first speech as president, Macron said the world needs a strong France and that his country was on the threshold of what he called an extraordinary renaissance.

    Al Jazeera’s David Chater reports from Paris.

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    In This Story: Emmanuel Macron

    Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.

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