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Macron Officially Instated as France's President

In a brief speech at the Élysée Palace, Macron pledged to unify a divided nation.
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At a Sunday inauguration ceremony in the grand reception room at the Élysée Palace in Paris, Emmanuel Macron was officially instated as France’s new president. At age 39, he is the nation’s youngest head of state since Napoleon. Known for founding the independent political movement En Marche!, or “Onward!,” which embodies neither left- nor right-wing policies, Macron campaigned on a platform of uniting France’s partisan divides.

Prior to his career in politics, Macron worked as a civil servant and an investment banker

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