On Sunday, Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as the new President of France. He beat his extreme far right opponent Le Pen. Not forgetting the one-third that voted for his opponent, he stated that French men and women who feel forgotten by this vast movement will need to be better protected. On Sunday Macron tried to inject optimism into the people of France, who feel so disillusioned by the establishment that in the first round of voting, nearly half of voters voted for parties that would politically blow up the nation. Ferrand, the secretary general of Macrons party, said Thursday that the party has not yet named all of its candidates because it is trying to leave the door open to candidates from the center-right political establishment who might want to switch allegiances before the filing deadline next Wednesday.
President Trump on Sunday took to Twitter to congratulate Emmanuel Macron for winning Frances presidential election, giving a nod to a centrist who didn’t seem to have been his preferred candidate.There was no word from the White House on whether Trump had made a congratulatory phone call.
Continuing a long-standing tradition, on his first full day as President, Emmanuel Macron met with Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, in Berlin to discuss saving the European Union. The worry is that wing politicians may try to destroy the European unity, therefore Macron has decided to keep good ties with Germany. Before his visit to Berlin, the President appointed his former political foe Édouard Philippe, as French Prime Minister.
According to the Interior Ministry, Macron’s party, La République en Marche, is on track to win a majority of the seats in parliament, another humiliating blow for France’s traditional parties. “France is back,” Edouard Philippe, the prime minister for Mr. Macron, said.