- Title: Outgoing French President Hollande leaves Elysee Palace
- Date: 14th May 2017
- Summary: VARIOUS OF HOLLANDE WAVING OUT OF CAR WINDOW AS HE LEAVES PALACE / MARCHING BAND PLAYING AND CROWD APPLAUDING
- Embargoed: 28th May 2017 10:48
- Keywords: Brigitte Trogneux Elysee Palace France handover presidency Hollande Macron
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron escorted his predecessor Francois Hollande out of the Elysee Palace on Sunday (May 14) after a handover of power.
On arriving for the ceremony at the 18th century palace, Macron, 39, a former investment banker and economy minister, held a private meeting with outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande on state affairs, which included the transfer of access to France's nuclear missile launch codes.
62-year-old Hollande, who suffered low approval ratings and did not run for a second-term, has said he will be a "citizen of France" after his presidency. He will be heading a foundation called 'La France s'engage' (France Commits).
Macron becomes France's youngest post-war leader and the first to be born after 1958 when President Charles de Gaulle put in place the Fifth Republic.
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