Macron formally assumes French helm

French outgoing President Francois Hollande (L) is escorted by his successor Emmanuel Macron (R) as he leaves the Elysee presidential Palace at the end of their handover ceremony and prior to Macron's formal inauguration as French President on May 14, 2017 in Paris. / AFP / POOL / YOAN VALAT

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 15, 2017, on page 1.




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