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France's youngest president takes charge of a divided country

Macron inherits a sluggish economy and a nation still under emergency rule
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 05:50

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Mr Macron, the new French president, posing with his wife Brigitte at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris after the handover and prior to the inauguration ceremony on Sunday.

Paris

EMMANUEL Macron became the youngest president of France on Sunday, leading a country where economic malaise and security concerns drove extremist parties to their highest-ever scores in this year's election.

Mr Macron is the eighth directly elected president of the Fifth

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