Emmanuel Macron

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Person.png Emmanuel Macron  
(President of France)
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President Macron and First Lady Brigitte
Born Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron
21 December 1977
Amiens, France
Alma mater Paris X Nanterre, Sciences Po
Religion Roman Catholicism
Parents • Jean-Michel Macron
• Françoise Noguès-Macron
Spouse Brigitte Trogneux
Party En Marche!

Faisceau de licteur.svg President of France Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
14 May 2017 - Present
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Employment.png Co-Prince of Andorra

In office

14 May 2017

Serving with Joan Enric Vives Sicília - Present
Preceded by
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Charles de Gaulle, François Mitterrand, Georges Pompidou, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy, Valery Giscard d'Estaing
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Charles de Gaulle, François Mitterrand, Georges Pompidou, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy, Valery Giscard d'Estaing
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Employment.png President of En Marche!

In office
6 April 2016 - 8 May 2017

Emmanuel Macron (born 21 December 1977) is a French politician who was sworn in as President of France on 14 May 2017. After his first 100 days in office, which have been dogged with allegations of financial irregularities among members of his government, as well as rows over planned cuts to housing support for people on low-incomes, President Macron has become more unpopular than his predecessor François Hollande in the same 3-month period.[1]

Investment banker

A former civil servant and investment banker, he studied philosophy at Paris Nanterre University, completed a master's of public affairs at Sciences Po, and graduated from the École nationale d'administration (ENA) in 2004. He worked as an Inspector of Finances in the Inspectorate General of Finances (IGF) and then became an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque.

A member of the Socialist Party (PS) from 2006 to 2009, Macron was appointed as deputy secretary-general under François Hollande's first government in 2012 and attended the 2014 Bilderberg Conference in Copehagen. He was appointed Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in 2014 under the Second Valls Government, where he pushed through business-friendly reforms.

Resigned to rule

Emmanuel Macron resigned in August 2016 to launch a bid in the 2017 presidential election. In November 2016, Macron declared that he would run in the election under the banner of En Marche!, a centrist political movement he founded in April 2016. Ideologically, he has been characterised as a centrist and a liberal.[2]

Macron qualified for the runoff after the first round of the election on 23 April 2017. He easily won the second round of the presidential election on 7 May according to preliminary results, making the candidate of the National Front, Marine Le Pen, concede. At the age of 39, he becomes the youngest President in French history and the youngest French head of state since Napoleon.[3]

Bastille invitation

Macron's decision to invite Trump for Bastille Day in July 2017, to view the Champs Élysées parade, capitalised on what would appear to be a rather manufactured anniversary – the centenary of the US entry into the First World War – and the participation of American troops in the parade.[4]


References

  1. "Emmanuel Macron's popularity falls faster than any French president ever"
  2. "France's Macron joins presidential race to 'unblock France'". BBC. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  3. "Emmanuel Macron defeats Le Pen to become French president"
  4. "Even in the face of Trump’s sexism, Macron is a genius in diplomacy"