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Emmanuel Macron: France's youngest president

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By Euronews
Emmanuel Macron: France's youngest president

<p>Emmanuel Macron graduated from one of the world’s most prestigous public administration universities. He later worked as an investment banker at Rothschild. </p> <p>Aged 29, he married a French high school teacher twenty-four years his senior. Her eldest daughter had been Macron’s classmate.</p> <p>In 2014, Emmanuel Macron was appointed France’s economy minister under François Hollande. Macron promoted a series of labour reforms he said would encourage the hiring of staff. </p> <p>Opponents said the so-called Macron bill will result in more work for less money and decreased job security. Workers were furious. </p> <p>In April 2016, Emmanuel Marcon launched a new political movement called “En Marche.”</p> <p>Emmanuel Macron, the youngest of the presidential candidates, positioned himself as the pro-European who wants to “reform the country.” His programme promises to free labor and innovation while protecting the individual.<br /> .<br /> Macron defends an “open” France “faithful to its values.” In other words, France has to “take responsibility” and welcome refugees in cooperation with other EU member states.</p> <p>In the first round, the two big parties were pushed out of the game. After scoring first place, Macron said he would transform a stale political system. </p> <p>Emmanuel Macron. Can the man who formed his political movement only a year ago radically change France?</p> <p>All projections and indications pointed at Emmanuel Macron winning the second-round run-off, so it’s not really a surprise. </p> <p>His party is already looking towards France’s parliamentary election next month. Opinion polls have already indicated that En Marche! was on track to emerge as the largest party.</p>