EUROPE

“I will defend Europe”; France’s youngest elected president Emmanuel Macron

EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL
  The youngest ever, newly elected French president Mr. Emmanuel Macron on addressing the nation in front of thousands of supporters in the grand country yard of Louvre, promised to work and rebuild ties between Europe and its citizens. The known centrist, liberal and a left- right candidate at 39 years won a decisive victory in the presidential run of Sunday over socialist Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate by 65% to become the first French President who does not belong to a major political party despite working with the outgoing government he launched an independent political party “En Merche” a year ago. A former economy minister in the outgoing socialist government, investment banker and senior civil servant grew up in a bourgeois family in Amiens, also served as depu