France: Macron inaugurated as president with Paris under tight security

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Emmanuel Macron has become France’s youngest ever president, officially taking over from Francois Hollande. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived at the Elysee Palace in central Paris on Sunday in a motorcade and walked down the red carpet under light rain to be greeted by Hollande for his inauguration. The new president’s wife, Brigitte, arrived separately. A week after his victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a tumultuous election, Macron had a private meeting with Hollande at which he was given the codes to launch France’s nuclear weapons.” (05/14/17)