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Emmanuel Macron is a French politician who has been serving as the President of France since May 14th, 2017, after he won the 2017 Presidential Election. Elected at the age of 39, he became the youngest elected french Head of State since Napoleon.
Emmanuel Macron started his political engagement in 2002 in various central-left organisations, before joining the Socialist Party (PS) from 2006 to 2009. In 2008, he left his public office as General Inspector of Finance to persue a career as a private investment banker. in 2012, he was appointed as General Secretary of the Presidency by newly elected President François Hollande. Later, he served as Minister for Economy and Finance from 2014 to 2016, as part of the government of Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
In 2016, he left his office as Minister of Economy and founded his own political party, "En Marche!" ("Onwards!") which was later renamed into "La République en Marche" (The Republic in Motion").
On May 7th, 2017, he won the second round of the Presidential Election, after facing off far-right candidate Marine Le Pen of the National Front party.
In April 2022, Macron was re-elected as President of France after again defeating Marine Le Pen.
The Benalla Affair
2018-2019 Yellow Vest Protests
Macron Screeching / Parce que c'est notre Projet
"Parce que c'est notre projet" ("because this is our project") is a memorable quote blurted out by Macron on december 10th, 2016. At the end of a campaign meeting, pobably carried away by enthusiasm, Macron started screaming his last sentences, before concluding his speech by saying "Because this is our project" in a loud, screechy voice (video shown below). The sentence has been widely parodied on french social media and is still strongly associated to Macron nowadays.
Poudre de Perlimpinpin
"Poudre de Perlimpinpin" (roughly translatable to "Magic Dust" or "Snake Oil") is an old-fashioned french expression describing something irrealistic. It has been associated with Macron after he quoted the sentence when debating Marine Le Pen during the Presidential debate on may 3rd, 2017.
Since the beginning of his presidential term, Macron has been a target of several photoshop memes, the most famous ones concerning his official presidential portrait. and his victory pose during the 2018 Football World Cup Final
"Jupiterian President" ("président jupitérien" in french) is a nickname given to Macron by his opponents following a 2016 interview in which Macron declared wanting to incarnate a stronger Presidency, in contrast to his predecessor François Hollande, who claimed to be a "Normal President"
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