Emmanuel Macron who was declared president a week after his resounding victory over the National Front’s Marine le Pen, with 66% of the votes in the run-off poll has been sworn in as France President.
The former investment banker, who had never contested an election before and only formed his centrist political movement a year ago, has vowed to shake up the country’s political order and reinvigorate its economy as well as restore France‘s global standing.
Being the country’s youngest president at the age of 39, he takes over from François Hollande, whose five-year term was plagued by high unemployment figures
Speaking at the elaborate Élysée Palace ceremony, president Macron said:
My mandate will give the French back the confidence to believe in themselves.
He vowed to see the EU “reformed and relaunched” during his time in office.
See photos from the swearing-in ceremony below: