Macron meets veterans on VE Day, the day after his own election victory.
Stephane de Sakutin/EPA
Reforming France's intelligence and policing practices will be a big political battle.
He comes in peace.
He is a strident europhile, but that doesn't mean France's new leader is out to punish the UK for Brexit.
Emmanuel Macron, who will soon become eighth president of the Fifth French Republic.
Macron's win showed France is internationalist, outward looking, pro-EU and free market-oriented; Le Pen's rise revealed that it's also nationalist, protectionist, anti-EU and suspicious of outsiders.
Being president of France won't be easy for Emmanuel Macron. Without the support of an established political party, his legislative agenda may go nowhere fast.
Macron sweeps to victory.
France's new president is just 39-years-old and started his own political movement barely a year ago. So how did he do it?
As a French specificity, blank vote is counted but not recognised, despite a steady increase of its usage in many elections in the country.
Never before in French presidential elections have commentators and pundits expressed alarming concern about the size of the blank voting.
An electoral poster of Emmanuel Macron, France’s centre-left presidential candidate, calling for unity.
France's two presidential candidates diverge markedly on many issues, but nothing is as divisive as France's relationship with the EU.
In a heated presidential debate, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron argued over each other like a pair of bickering teenagers as their parents watched on, confused.
The French must choose between two visions – one from Macron that looks externally to EU partners in trade and security, or one from Le Pen that closes France's borders and yearns for a 'Frexit'.
On your marks.
Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron went head-to-head in the final debate before the second round of voting on May 7.
Supporters of Marine Le Pen campaigning in southern France ahead of the second round of the presidential election.
France seems more divided than ever going into the run-off vote between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen on May 7.
Marine Le Pen at a political rally in Metz, France.
What does it mean to be French? The two standing presidential candidates hope voters will agree with their version of the answer.
Marine Le Pen.
AP Photo/Claude Paris)
A new survey of French voters reveals a divide that predicts support for Le Pen. This same characteristic also explains Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.
It might look like an odd move, but quitting your party in the middle of a presidential election plays into a particular myth that might appeal to voters.
Emmanuel Macron was the winner of the first round of the French presidental election.
The first round of the presidential election has left French citizens and politicians divided – and the top candidates' four-way split doesn't favour governance of the country.
Marine Le Pen has pledged to take France out of the eurozone.
The prospect of a Marine Le Pen victory has financial markets spooked. For good reason.
First-round winners: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.
AP/Christophe Ena (Macron)/Michel Spingler (Le Pen)
Marine Le Pen of the far right National Front and independent Emmanuel Macron advance to the runoff on May 7.
Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have advanced to the second round in the 2017 French presidential.
Le Pen and Macron offer two totally different visions for France’s future and its relationship to Europe.
After a historic battle, we now know that one of two people will be the next president of France.
Emmanuel Macron at a campagn event in Bercy, April 17.
François Hollande promised to make France’s youth a priority, but was a disappointment to them. While current candidates often showcase young supporters, will they have a voice after the election?
The Champs-Élysées was shut after a terrorist attack on April 20.
The killing of a policeman in a terror attack has heightened tensions as France chooses its next president.