His predecessor, socialist Francois Hollande, welcomed the 39-year-old at the steps of the presidential place during the red-carpet ceremony.
Macron won France’s presidential elections with 66.1 percent of the vote on May 7, while his rival Marine Le Pen received 33.9 percent.
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Hollande led Macron to the president’s office to discuss state secrets, including nuclear codes, as well as the most sensitive issues facing the Republic, the media reported.
The meeting lasted 20-30 minutes.
Passation de pouvoir. pic.twitter.com/1TAFSWEok5
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The president of the Constitutional Council, Laurent Fabius, announced the official result of France’s election at Elysee palace.
“This May, the French people have chosen hope and the spirit of conquest… and I thank them. We need a strong France,” said Macron, speaking at the ceremony.
Macron has already announced the names of several people who are to join his presidential office. Alexis Kohler will become the new Secretary General of Elysee palace, while Patrick Strzoda has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of Macron’s cabinet. Philippe Etienne and Ismael Emelien will join his team as diplomatic advisor and special advisor, respectively.