Macron and his family members arrive at the French presidential palace for his inauguration after winning the presidency last Sunday. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Emmanuel Macron arrived at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Sunday (May 14) to be inaugurated into the office of president of France for a five-year term. Macron overcame the odds to win an election, saying he can unite a divided nation. In a first for the world's fifth largest economy that is a founding member of the European Union, the 39 year-old centrist newcomer was unknown to the wider public three years ago and does not belong to any traditional political grouping. The former investment banker will become the youngest postwar French leader and the first to be born after 1958 when President Charles de Gaulle put in place the country's fifth Republic. But the outcome of a fraught, tight, and bitterly contested election campaign was a disappointment for almost half of France's 47 million voters. Many of them feel dispossessed as manufacturing jobs move abroad and as immigration and a fast-changing world blur their sense of a French identity.