Francois Hollande, the current president of France has said his
successor Emmanuel Macron’s inauguration will hold this Sunday, May 14,
2017. Macron took 66.1 per cent against 33.9 per cent for Le Pen. The
gap is wider than the 20 or so percentage points that pre-election
surveys had suggested.
After being sworn in on Sunday, his immediate
challenge will be to secure a majority in next month’s parliamentary
election for a political movement that is barely a year old, rebranded
as La Republique En Marche (“Onward the Republic”), in order to
implement his programme.