France’s President-elect Macron attends WWII memorial

NTD Staff
By NTD Staff
May 8, 2017Worldshare

Emmanuel Macron, winner of the French Presidential election made his first official appearance, joining outgoing president Francois Hollande at the Arc de Triomphe to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument to all the nameless fallen heroes of all wars.

The traditional May 8 ceremony marks the end of World War II in Europe in 1945.

Macron and his renamed La Republique En Marche (Republic on the Move) will be busy preparing a slate of candidates for the June Parliamentary elections.

Macron promises that at least half his party’s candidates will be political outsiders, as he was.

Macron’s En Marche! party defeated the two mainstream partiers, the Republicans and the Socialists, which had run France for decades.

Now the new president will need to form a government, and might need to attract some of the Republican and Socialist candidates.

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