Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as French president for a second time period on Saturday, promising to steer the nation “in a brand new approach” as his political opponents kick off their marketing campaign for legislative elections subsequent month.
In a rustic the place presidents hardly ever get re-elected, Macron received 58.5 % of the vote within the runoff in opposition to far-right candidate Marine Le Pen regardless of sturdy opposition to his pro-corporate insurance policies and proposal to boost the retirement age.
In a brief speech, Macron spoke of the necessity for innovation at a time of unprecedented challenges in France and the world, and stated that his second time period could be “new” and never only a continuation of the primary.
“We have to work collectively to develop a brand new path, torn from custom and outdated routines, by which we are able to construct a brand new productive social and environmental contract,” he stated, promising to behave “respectfully” and “in view of” what folks need.
Macron didn’t elaborate on any new coverage proposals, however highlighted the risk posed by a Russian invasion of Ukraine and world environmental issues.
The five hundred visitors included former presidents François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, former prime ministers Edouard Philippe, Manuel Valls, Alain Juppe and Jean-Pierre Raffarin, in addition to spiritual leaders and different statesmen.