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France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron

On May 7th of 2017, Emmanuel Macron (En Marche ! – « On the move !») was elected President of the French Republic. He defeats Marine Le Pen (National Front, far right) with 66.1% of votes against 33.9%. His speech at the bottom of the Louvre Pyramid in the evening of his election was watched all around the world. After an unprecedented campaign, he came out victorious from a tense duel with the far right nationalist party, offering a great relief to many countries, and particularly to the European Union, that expresses hope for this Europe’s ally.

Emmanuel Macron is an enigmatic and non-standard figure: some would see in him a modern times Napoleon because of his 39 years old, he is the youngest French elected President in history and  his advent seems to reshuffle the cards of French political life.

He now has to bring back together a deeply divide country and he also has to face the distrust he stirs up (the abstention reached a record rate at 25.44% for the second round). Time is now for him to be « on the move »… to name his new government and to attempt winning the general elections in June.

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  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    Emmanuel Macron: "I have understood you"* / "Do we win?" "I doubt that" "Prove that!" "Shut up!" "My foot" / * Famous declaration of the General Charles De Gaulle
  • Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
    Emmanuel Macron: "I am President! I am President! I am President!" Brigitte Macron: "You have to understand him... It is the first time he has been elected for something!"
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Glez (Burkina Faso)
    "Left" "Right"
  • Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement
  • Khalil (Palestine), Al Quds
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Khalil (Palestine), Al Quds
    "Macron, président de la France !" / "Macron, President of France!"
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), The New York Times
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), The New York Times
    Trump: « On ne peut jamais compter sur les Français ! » – « Non au populisme »
  • Kap (Espagne / Spain), CagleCartoons
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Kap (Espagne / Spain), CagleCartoons
  • Bénédicte (Suisse / Switzerland), 24 heures
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Bénédicte (Suisse / Switzerland), 24 heures
    "5-year guarantee"
  • Paresh (Inde / India), The Khaleej Times
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Paresh (Inde / India), The Khaleej Times
    "Extrême droite - Populisme"
  • Elchicotriste (Espagne / Spain), Cartoon Movement
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Elchicotriste (Espagne / Spain), Cartoon Movement
    "European Central Bank" "Eurosystem"
  • Karl (Belgique / Belgium), Trends
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Karl (Belgique / Belgium), Trends
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
    "New cuisine"
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), Tribune de Genève
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), Tribune de Genève
    "A young President" "Centrist" "And optimistic" "We are losing our identity!"
  • Kichka (Israël / Israel)
    France: the advent of Emmanuel Macron - Kichka (Israël / Israel)
    Emmanuel Macron: "I said 'on the move', now I say: back to work!" / After Jacques-Louis David "Napoleon Crossing the Alps"
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
  • Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement
  • Khalil (Palestine), Al Quds
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), The New York Times
  • Kap (Espagne / Spain), CagleCartoons
  • Bénédicte (Suisse / Switzerland), 24 heures
  • Paresh (Inde / India), The Khaleej Times
  • Elchicotriste (Espagne / Spain), Cartoon Movement
  • Karl (Belgique / Belgium), Trends
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), Tribune de Genève
  • Kichka (Israël / Israel)