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Macron takes French reins with vow on European role

( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-05-15 08:39:29

New leader ready for challenges, saying country has chosen 'hope'

PARIS - Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as France's youngest ever president on Sunday, saying the country had chosen "hope" and promising to relaunch the flagging European Union.

Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, took the reins of power from Francois Hollande a week after he won a resounding victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a tumultuous election.

Macron takes French reins with vow on European role

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