Emmanuel Macron Inaugurated as French President

Centrist Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as France’s new president on Sunday, a week after he defeated far-right populist Marine Le Pen in a run-off. Macron, 39, is now the country’s youngest leader since Napoleon Bonaparte. “The division and fractures in our society must be overcome. The world and Europe needs France more than ever,” said Macron, who ran a pro-European Union campaign. Macron was formerly an investment banker and a member of outgoing President Francois Hollande’s socialist government. Macron’s campaign seemed on the verge of unraveling when, just two days before the election last Sunday, it announced that it was the target of a cyberattack—eerily similar to those carried out by alleged Russian operatives during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election in the United States. But the hack did not have a significant outcome on the race, as it occurred right before a nationwide blackout on election news.