Mr Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by about 65% to 35% to become, at 39, the country’s youngest president.
Here are things you need to know about the new French president:
1.) His real name is Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron, nabbed the most votes on April 23.
2.) He married his high school drama teacher, who is 24 years his senior.
Emmanuel tied the knot with Brigitte Macron, 64, in 2007, so he clearly falls for mature women! .
3.) He is France’s youngest president in history (aside from prior eras)
4). He was a former upstart banker served a senior role in President Francis Hollande‘s staff as deputy secretary-general of the Élysée.
5). Emmanuel was also appointed as the Minister of the Economy and helped push through business-friendly reforms.
6.) He has promised to transform his country for the better.
“I am for an open society. I am for a progressive world. I do not propose to reform France; I propose to transform it at its deepest level,” Emmanuel said in regards to his opponent’s views, during an interview with the New York Times.
7.) Emmanuel is pro-European union.