France's Macron arrives at presidential inauguration ceremony

AFP , Sunday 14 May 2017

Outgoing French President Francois Hollande greets President-elect Emmanuel Macron who arrives to attend the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 14, 2017 (Photo:Reuters)

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron arrived at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Sunday to be inaugurated as the country's youngest ever president.

Macron, 39, will take over from outgoing Socialist Francois Hollande and will face a series of daunting challenges including tackling high unemployment, fighting Islamist-inspired violence and uniting a deeply divided country.

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