- Title: Outgoing French President Hollande leaves Elysee Palace
- Date: 14th May 2017
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 14, 2017) (AGENCY POOL) CAR PARKED AT END OF RED CARPET OUTSIDE ELYSEE PALACE / MEDIA AND REPUBLICAN GUARDS STANDING ON EITHER SIDE OF RED CARPET GUARDS STANDING OUTSIDE PALACE ENTRANCE OUTGOING FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE EMBRACING WIFE OF FRENCH PRESIDENT-ELECT EMMANUEL MACRON, BRIGITTE TROGNEUX HOLLANDE AND MACRON WALKING OUT OF ELYSEE PALACE AND DOWN RED CARPET HOLLANDE AND MACRON WALKING DOWN RED CARPET AS CROWD APPLAUDS HOLLANDE AND MACRON SHAKING HANDS AS CROWD APPLAUDS HOLLANDE LOOKING AROUND AT CROWD AND WAVING VARIOUS OF MACRON APPLAUDING AS HOLLANDE WALKS TOWARDS CAR VARIOUS OF HOLLANDE WAVING AND GETTING INTO CAR
- 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
- Reuters ID: LVA0016GT84ZR
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- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PART VIDEO QUALITY AS INCOMING
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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