Emmanuel Macron is a centrist French politician who was elected in May 2017 to be France's youngest ever president. The economic liberal's platform includes reforming labor laws and jump-starting innovation.
A former socialist economy minister, Macron formed his own independent political movement, "En Marche!" (Onward!), in 2016 to run for the presidential office. Prior to entering politics, he worked as an investment banker. The final round of the 2017 election pitted him against the National Front's Marine Le Pen and saw Macron defend immigration, promise to combat climate change and work to support EU cooperation. DW content related to the politician and his politics is automatically compiled below.
French voters are heading to the polls for the second round of parliamentary elections, with President Macron's LREM party a clear favorite. The new president is fighting for a mandate for his disputed set of reforms.
With a big boost expected for his new party in the second round of France's parliamentary elections, President Emmanuel Macron has wasted no time in announcing a reform agenda. But French history is littered with reforms that failed against entrenched resistance.
Preliminary results have shown French President Emmanuel Macron's party with over 30 percent of the vote, ahead of the conservatives and far right in the first round. The poll was marked by the lowest turnout in decades.