France's Macron pledges to overcome division in society

France's Macron pledges to overcome division in societyNew French President Emmanuel Macron, in his inaugural address, pledged on Sunday to work to overcome divisions in society which had been shown by the presidential election campaign and seek to build a strong France that was sure of itself in the world. “The division and fractures in our society must be overcome,” said the 39-year-old centrist who was elected on May 7 after beating the far right leader Marine Le Pen following a bitter campaign that was dominated by France’s role in Europe and which blew apart the traditional party structure in France. “The world and Europe need more than ever France, and a strong France, which speaks out loudly for freedom and solidarity,” Macron declared.



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