French president Emmanuel Macron and prime minister Edouard Philippe on their way to sign a book of condolences at the British embassy  in Paris for the 22 people killed in the Manchester terrorist attack. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday began consultations on reforming France’s labour code, just 16 days after he was elected. Over 10 hours, (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron received a warm welcome in Berlin from German chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

On his first day in office, President Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards dismantling France’s old two-party system, by appointing a politician f(...)

 French President Emmanuel Macron during his formal inauguration ceremony  in the  Elysee presidential Palace. Photograph: Francois Mori/AFP/Getty Images

There were smiles and tears, solemnity and joy, in the salle des fêtes for Emmanuel Macron’s inauguration. Laurent Fabius, the president of the Const(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux wave to French President Francois Hollande  as he leaves after the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Centrist Emmanuel Macron took power as president of France on Sunday in a sumptuous inauguration ceremony in the Elysee Palace presidential residence(...)

A horse rears as France’s new president Emmanuel Macron parades in a car on the Champs-Élysées after his formal inauguration ceremony in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty Images

The newly elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, promised to restore France’s battered self-confidence in a brief inaugural address at the Élysée (...)

France’s president-elect, Emmanuel Macron, poses with a woman for a selfie in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

France’s president-elect Emmanuel Macron is applying the oldest principle in politics, divide and rule, as he draws up his government prior to the Jun(...)

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron with outgoing president François Hollande at the ceremony. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron attended a ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany on Monday morning, in his first officia(...)

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and outgoing President Francois Hollande talk during a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AP.

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron is preparing the groundwork for his transition to power, with plans for a visit to Germany, a name change for h(...)

Incoming French president Emmanuel Macron speaks after his victory in the presidential run-off at his campaign headquarters in Paris. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/Pool Photo via AP

The mandate of outgoing Socialist president François Hollande officially ends at midnight on Sunday, May 14th, and he is expected to vacate the Élysée(...)

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The pollsters were right. Many voters were rattled by the failure of surveys to predict both Brexit and Donald Trump’s election, and few of France’s n(...)