STAY CONNECTED WITH US

30 Incredible Facts About The President of France – Emmanuel Macron

Close

Emmanuel Macron, currently serving as the President of France, was elected on May 7, 2017, prior to which he had never held elected office. He claimed his aim is to unite the French people, rather than bringing them to the right or the left. Here are some really interesting things to know about the President:

  1. Macron, at the age of 39, became the youngest president in the history of French Presidential Election, with his win against Marine Le Pen of the National Front.
  2. He ran the 2017 Presidential Election, as a centrist, under the banner of La République En Marche !, often called as En Marche !, founded by him on April 6, 2016, as a progressive movement, uniting both the left and the right unit of politics.
  3. Marcon is the youngest French head of state since the period of Napoleon, as well as the first President of France born after the establishment of the Fifth Republic in 1958.
  4. Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron was born on December 21, 1977 in Amiens, France, to Jean-Michel Macron, a professor of neurology and Françoise (née Noguès), a physician.
  5. He was raised in a non-religious family, and was baptized at his own request at the age of 12. He has two siblings Laurent born in 1979 and Estelle born in 1982.
  6. Macron resigned from the post of Economy Minister on August 30, 2016, before the 2017 Presidential election, to devote himself to his new political party En Marche !.
  7. Macron was educated at the Jesuit Lycée la Providence in Amiens before he was sent to finish his last year of school at the elite Lycée Henri-IV in Paris.
  8. Prime Minister Manuel Valls, on February 2015, pushed Macron's signature law package the "Macron Law," through a reluctant parliament using the special 49.3 procedure. The said law is estimated to generate a "0.3% increase in GDP over five-years and a 0.4% increase over 10-years.
  9. He has a passion for piano and has studied piano for nearly 10 years in his youth. His other hobbies include skis, tennis and boxing.
  10. He was sent to Paris, as his parents learned about the bond he had Brigitte Auzière, a married teacher with three children at Jésuites de la Providence. Though initially separated by his parents, they were united again after his graduation.
  11. Macron married Brigitte Trogneux in the year 2007, who is actually 24 years his senior. Through this marriage, he claims seven grandchildren through Brigitte’s three children from first marriage.
  12. He became the deputy rapporteur for Jacques Attali's "Commission to Unleash French Growth" in August 2007, but paid €50,000 to buy himself out of his government contract the very next year.
  13. It was said that the election of Nicolas Sarkozy to the Presidency, is what that inspired him to leave the government.
  14. Macron is an avid fan of association football and attended the 2018 World Cup semi final between France and Belgium, as well as the final between France and Croatia. His images of standing in rainfall hugging French players, kissing the World Cup tropy, went viral on social media.
  15. He studied philosophy at the University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, obtaining a DEA degree with a thesis on Machiavelli and Hegel.
  16. In the year 2004, he became an Inspector in the Inspection générale des finances (IGF), a branch of the Finance Ministry, and was mentored by Jean-Pierre Jouyet.
  17. He published a book title "Revolution," on November 2, 2016, in support of his campaign. The book went on to become one of the bestselling books in France of the year.
  18. He along with his wife Brigitte adopted a black Labrador Retriever-Griffon dog, Nemo, on August 27, 2017, who lives with them in the élysée Palace.
  19. Macron, in the year 1999, worked as an editorial assistant to Paul Ricoeur, the French Protestant philosopher. Later he became a member of the editorial board of the magazine "Esprit."
  20. His campaign for the Presidency Election was headed by French economist Sophie Ferracci. It was announced in December 2016 that the campaign had raised 3.7 million euros in donations without public funding, which is three times the budget of then-front runner Alain Juppé.
  21. He was offered the position of managing director for Mouvement des Entreprises de France, one of the largest employer federation in France, by Laurence Parisot in the year 2006, but he declined the offer.
  22. Macron resigned from his role as Deputy Secretary-General of the élysée on June 10, 2014, due to his frustration related to the lack of his influence in any of the reforms proposed by the government.
  23. On August 26, 2014, he was appointed as the Minister of Economy and Finance in the second Valls Cabinet. He was the youngest Minister of Economy, since the period of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing in 1962.
  24. As the President of France, Macron also serves ex officio as one of the two Co-Princes of Andorra, with Patrick Strzoda serving as his representative in this capacity.
  25. He got a Master's degree in Public Affairs at the Sciences Po, majoring in "Public Guidance and Economy." He then trained for a senior civil service career at the selective école nationale d'administration (ENA), then at the embassy in Nigeria, then in an office in Oise.
  26. During his time at IGF, he met François Hollande through Jean-Pierre Jouyet in the year 2006. He decided to join the staff of Hollande in 2010.
  27. He became the Deputy Secretary General of the élysée, a senior role in President François Hollande's staff on May 15, 2012, where he along with Nicolas Revel, served under te Secretary General Pierre-Rene Lemas.
  28. It was reported that Macron had a plan to give his wife an official role within the government, however, abandoned the plan following an online petition of nearly 290,000 signatures on change.org.
  29. In the year 2008, he started his career as an investment banker in a highly-paid position at Rothschild & Cie Banque. After two years, he became a member of the Attali Commission.
  30. He is said to advocate for national health insurance covering optics, hearing and dentalcare, which would more likely cost the government €4.4 billion a year.
  31. Emmanuel Macron Net Worth: $31.5 Million

© 2019 Booms Beat, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Emmanuel Macron, France Presidency

Share Connect Tweet 0 Comment Email

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

Trending NOW

Real Time Analytics