biography and fact about the new French president Emmanuel Macron

The newly elected France president is know as Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron, he was Born in Amiens to Françoise Noguès physician, and Jean-Michel Macron, professor of neurology at the University of Picardy.

Macron was born 21 December 1977,is the country’s youngest leader since Napoleon at 39y rs.

At aged 15, he fell in love with his drama teacher, Brigitte Macron who would later become his wife. At 64yrs, she is 25yrs older than her former student turned husband.

Macron ran for the highest office in France as an independent, he has no traditional political party, what’s more, it was his first ever election.

He was a former civil servant and investment banker,he studied philosophy at Paris Nanterre University, completed a master’s of public affairs at Sciences Po, and graduated from the École nationale d’administration (ENA) in 2004.

In year 2016, he rallied his troops around the slogan ‘En Marche’ translated as ‘On The Move’ and like a snowball, the movement quickly gathered steam and went from being a movement to France’s newest political party.

Macron worked as an Inspector of Finances in the Inspectorate General of Finances (IGF) and then became an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque.

He was appointed as deputy secretary-general under François Hollande’s first government in 2012.

In a resounding democratic move, the people shunned establishment figures with godfathers and huge campaign war chests in favor of a man with ideas and the powers that be bowed to popular choice. It will be incongruous to compare Nigeria’s relatively nascent democracy to France where democracy is woven into the nation’s fabric and is best summed up in its national motto: ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

He was appointed Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in 2014 under the Second Valls Government.

Emmanue Macron resigned in August 2016 to launch a bid in the 2017 presidential election under the banner of En Marche!, a centrist a political movement he founded in April 2016.