Macron had two siblings, Laurent, born in and Estelle, born in Macron worked mainly on the notes and bibliography. Born in December , he belonged to the last year when service was mandatory. Political career[ edit ] In his youth, Macron worked for the Citizen and Republican Movement for two years but he never applied to be a member. During the summer of , Macron put forward a proposal that would increase the 35 hour work week to 37 hours until He also tried to hold back the huge tax increases on the highest earners that were planned by the government.
Hollande refused Macron's proposals. Revel generally worked on social policy. Macron was awarded the position of research fellow. Macron had also sought a position at Harvard University. He declined the offer. On 17 February , prime minister Manuel Valls pushed Macron's signature law package through a reluctant parliament using the special The law intended to rejuvenate the French economy by fixing regulations based around Sunday work, transport and driving licenses, public sector jobs and the transport market.
French presidential election, Formation of En Marche! The law, titled "Macron 2" was going to be much bigger than the original Macron law with a larger aim of making the French economy competitive. Amid tensions and deterioration of relations with the current government, Macron founded an independent political party, En Marche! Michel Sapin was announced as Macron's replacement. He first announced that he was considering running for President in April  and after his resignation from the position of Economy Minister, media sources began to find patterns in Macron's fundraising and typical presidential campaign fundraising tactics.
In his announcement speech, Macron called for a "democratic revolution" and promised to "unblock France". He progressed to the second round with Marine Le Pen.
The debate lasted for 2 hours and Macron was considered the winner due to opinion polls. These documents were then spread onto the imageboard 4chan which led to the hashtag " macronleaks" trending on Twitter.
Movement has been the victim of a massive and coordinated hack this evening which has given rise to the diffusion on social media of various internal information". The election had record absention at Protests against Emmanuel Macron Macron qualified for the runoff after the first round of the election on 23 April He won the second round of the presidential election on 7 May by a landslide according to preliminary results,  making the candidate of the National Front , Marine Le Pen , concede.
Macron formally became President on 14 May. The two leaders emphasised the importance of France—Germany relations to the European Union. Corruption[ edit ] In response to Penelopegate , the National Assembly passed a part of Macron's proposed law to stop mass corruption in French politics by July , banning elected representatives from hiring family members.
Under the EU rules, eastern European workers can be employed for a limited time at the salary level in eastern European countries which has led to dispute between the EU states. The President signed five decrees reforming the labour rules on 22 September. Le Monde later reported that De Villiers told a parliamentary group, "I will not let myself be fucked like this. The National Assembly voted on 3 October to pass the bill , with 19 abstentions.
The Senate then passed the bill on its second reading by a —22 margin on 18 October. Later that day Macron stated that 13 terror plots had been foiled since began. The law replaced the state of emergency in France and made some of its provisions permanent.
It was passed after modifications to address concerns about civil liberties. The most punitive measures will be reviewed annually and are scheduled to lapse by the end of He announced that, starting 1 November, it would bring an end to the state of emergency. At the summit, he met President Donald Trump for the first time. The meeting was widely publicized due to a handshake between the two of them being characterized as a "power-struggle".
The meeting sparked controversy when Macron denounced Russia Today and Sputnik accusing the news agencies of being "organs of influence and propaganda, of lying propaganda". Macron urged a tough international stance to pressure North Korea into negotiations, on the same day it fired a missile over Japan.
He also affirmed his support for the Iranian nuclear deal and criticized Venezuela's government as a "dictatorship". He added that he would announce his new initiatives on the future of European Union after the German elections in September.