Making his role official, France's new President taking the reigns of power and promising a brighter future for the country. Centrist Emanuel Macron officially sworn in during a lavish ceremony Sunday, taking over from the deeply unpopular out going leader Francois Hollande. His election marks the first time in years a non-socialist or republican candidate has become president.
Macron immediately pledging to change France for the better.>> I won't go back on any commitments I made to the French people, everything that could contribute to France's vigor and it's prosperity will be implemented. The labor market will be freed, companies will be supported, initiatives will be encouraged.
Culture and education, which build empowerment, creation, and innovation will be at the heart of my projects.>>
> As far as I'm concerned I will be starting work tonight. Long live the Republic, long live France.>>
Addressing concerns and a divided France, he said worries must be overcome for the higher interest of the country. A former investment banker, Macron has been careful to present himself as a man of the people, his aids making sure to emphasize his inauguration suit cost under 500 Euros. Macron telling an audience France's mission in the world is of the utmost importance and vowing to fight terrorism and climate change, saying he'd start work immediately.
>> Despite doubts surrounding Macron, his election marks a change in the formerly traditional leadership in France.