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  1. e. Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron ( French: [emanɥɛl ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl fʁedeʁik makʁɔ̃]; born 21 December 1977) is a French politician who has been serving as the president of France since 2017. Prior to his presidency, he served as the Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs between 2014 and 2016.

    • Who Is Emmanuel Macron?
    • Early Years and Education
    • Early Professional Career
    • Rise in Government
    • Presidential Race
    • Election History
    • Presidential Tenure
    • Meeting with President Trump
    • 'Yellow Vests' Protests
    • Notre-Dame Fire

    Born in 1977 in northern France, Emmanuel Macron attended a series of elite schools before joining the French Finance Ministry in 2004. Following a four-year stint at an investment bank, he joined President François Hollande's staff in 2012, eventually becoming minister of economy, industry and digital data. After forming the centrist En Marche! pa...

    Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron was born on December 21, 1977, in Amiens, France. The eldest child of two doctors, Macron distinguished himself with his intellect at an early age, displaying an aptitude for literature, politics and theater. After attending the local Jesuit school La Providence, Macron completed his high school education at the...

    After graduation, Macron went to work for the French Finance Ministry as an inspector. Forging powerful connections, he was tapped by President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 to join the bipartisan Attali Commission on economic growth. The following year, Macron left civil service for the world of investment banking at Rothschild & Co. Again demonstrating...

    Having already developed a relationship with Socialist Party leader François Hollande, Macron became deputy secretary-general at the Elysée when Hollande was elected France's president in 2012. Tasked with economic and financial matters, he handled an early challenge by helping to broker a compromise with Germany over the ongoing eurozone crisis. I...

    In November 2016, Macron formally announced his candidacy for the 2017 presidential election. Despite having no experience as an elected official, he captured support from both the left and the right through his proposals to lower corporate and housing taxes, reform welfare and pensions and devote resources to defense, energy, the environment and t...

    The presidential runoff presented a stark contrast for the electorate, with Macron espousing free trade and a strong European Union and Le Pen seizing the tide of nationalism that had swept her once controversial party into the mainstream. Shortly before the official close of campaigning on May 5, Macron's team announced that their candidate had be...

    Among other issues, President Macron faced a restructuring of regional powers following the United Kingdom's vote to withdraw from the European Union, as well as U.S. President Donald Trump's reshuffling of American interests. Shortly after the French election, Trump announced he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, prompting Mac...

    On April 23, 2018, Macron became the first foreign leader to make a formal state visit to President Trump in Washington, D.C. Following their lengthy handshake from a previous encounter, the two men displayed a physical affection that delighted the media and spoke glowingly of one another, though their words hinted at the divide that remained on ce...

    Macron faced one of the stiffest challenges to his presidency to date when French citizens embarked on their "Yellow Vests" protests — named for their identifiable clothing — in late 2018. The movement stemmed from anger over rising fuel taxes. Following weeks of protests, Macron in January 2019 wrote a 2,330-word letter to the public and proposed ...

    On April 15, 2019, the centuries-old Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris erupted in flames, resulting in the destruction of its roof and spire before the fire was quelled 12 hours later. Macron seized the moment to bring his countrymen together in a televised address, calling for the iconic structure to be rebuilt in five years. "It is up to us to change...

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  2. Apr 24, 2022 · Emmanuel Macron, (born December 21, 1977, Amiens, France), French banker and politician who was elected president of France in 2017. Macron was the first person in the history of the Fifth Republic to win the presidency without the backing of either the Socialists or the Gaullists, and he was France’s youngest head of state since Napoleon I.

  3. Oct 20, 2013 · Emmanuel Macron @EmmanuelMacron Feb 17 Depuis 2013, à la demande des autorités maliennes et des autorités de la région, la France a joué un rôle fédérateur de cette mobilisation internationale en faveur du Sahel. Nous continuerons à assurer ce rôle. 195 replies 245 retweets 1,028 likes Emmanuel Macron @EmmanuelMacron Feb 16

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  4. Apr 24, 2022 · French President Emmanuel Macron cruised to a second term on Sunday, easily defeating right-wing challenger Marine Le Pen amid low turnout levels in the country’s runoff election, polling...

  5. Apr 24, 2022 · (CNN) Emmanuel Macron will serve a second term as the president of France -- the first person to do so since 2002.

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