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Emmanuel Macron, 39, becomes France's youngest president
08 May, 2017
France is celebrating the victory of Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen. The leader of En Marche! Party has accumulated 66.1% of the votes against Le Pen´s 33.9% in the presidential elections. As reported Emmanuel Macron is the youngest and one of the most popular presidents in France’s history.

According to BBC there has been a palpable sense of relief among European leaders when the final results of the election were revealed.
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Mr. Macron and his wife

“Mr. Macron was
elected on a pro-European Union platform, while Ms Le Pen by contrast threatened to pull out of the single currency and hold an in/out referendum on France's membership of the EU”, - BBC reports.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted "happy that the French chose a European future" while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Mr Macron's win was a "victory for a strong united Europe".

US President Donald Trump, who has previously praised Ms. Le Pen, tweeted his congratulations to Mr. Macron for the "big win" and said he looked forward to working with him.
No date has been set for his inauguration, but he is expected to be sworn-in by 14 May.

The fame of the newly-elected president of France has been widespread even more for his marriage. As it is known there is a big age gap (25 years) between Mr. Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux (Macron).
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As the Independent reports, the former teacher walked away from the occupation in 2015 to support her husband. According to the online newspaper, they met when he was 15 and she was a married private school teacher. Her daughter was in the same class as her future husband.

During Mr. Macron’s campaign, he announced that he wanted the position of First Lady, which has no official status in France, to be defined and codified.

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