Emmanuel Macron has chosen Édouard Philippe, a relatively unknown figure from outside his political party, to be his prime minister.
Having handed the keys of the Elysee to his successor Emmanuel Macron, former president Francois Hollande headed straight for the headquarters of the French Socialist Party.
France's President-elect Emmanuel Macron has presented 428 candidates to fight the June parliamentary elections, a list that's strictly 50-50 men-women, with a majority having never held elected offic
In many ways, France was primed for a right-wing populist to win power: beyond having been hit hard by the eurozone crises of the past decade, voters have lately faced a wave of terrorist attacks. But the French displayed a level of political maturity and intelligence that others might rightly envy.