After a resounding victory in Sunday's runoff, Emmanuel Macron will be sworn in as France's next President at the Elysee palace on May 14, outgoing President Francois Hollande said.
The pomp of the ceremony, at the imposing Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris, immediately helped lend a presidential air to the previously untested leader who fought and won his first election.
Mr. Macron will formally take over from Mr. Hollande on or before May 14.
That message may not go down well in Berlin, especially in Wolfgang Schaeuble's finance ministry, where officials remain sceptical about whether Macron can deliver on his promises to reform the French economy - a step officials here view as a precondition for substantive talks on euro zone reform. The ceremony marked decades of peace in Western Europe, something Macron made a cornerstone of his campaign against Le Pen's brand of nationalist populism.
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Not only was the result viewed by many as a vote in favour of the European Union, but the fact Macron has been elected president just a year after forming his own party could well serve as inspiration to some of the smaller groups on Italy's fragmented political scene.
"The Prime Minister warmly congratulates President-elect Macron on his election success.
They have rejected the kind of divisive campaigning, assisted by fake news and Russian hacks, that propelled Donald Trump into office in our count", said House Democratic Whip Steny H Hoyer.
Here is a selection of comments from world leaders and other political heavyweights on Macron's election victory. - "On the Move" - political movement plans to field candidates for all 577 National Assembly seats. He finished first in the first round of the election with a quarter of the vote. He has not yet set a date for the nomination of a new government.
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"If we construct an output gap for the USA using labour market variables, it still tells us that there's a fair amount of capacity pressure in the economy and that wage inflation should follow from that", he said.
Losing candidate Marine Le Pen thanked the estimated 11 million people who had voted for her in her speech to supporters. Le Pen has different positioning to her father, winning on Sunday about double his share of the vote in 2002, appealing not just to the far right but also some centre-right voters - and a slice of the left, that she presents herself as an anti-globalisation champion, including opposition to global trade.
The National Front, far from crying into the pastis are looking for major gains in the legislative elections in June.
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Organizers prevented reporters from attending the event, saying it was a private function even though it is publicly advertised. The minimum investment requirement is $1 million, unless the project is in a rural area or high-unemployment area.