Title: the President of France (the 25th), the Co-Prince of Andorra
A former investment banker, Macron was appointed Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in 2014. At age 39, he became the youngest president in French history in 2017. He leads with a crisp and efficient governing style. To improve the unemployment rate which had almost soared to 10%, he introduced a reform that loosened the labor laws and this gave rise to the biggest crisis in his political career, the yellow vests movement. A staunch supporter of pro-Europeanism, Macron backed Angela Merkel’s open border migration policy and has attached great importance to the issue of global warming. In 2020, a French teacher was beheaded by a terrorist. Macron used this opportunity to condemn Islamic extremism, prompting backlash from the Islamic world. He married his high school teacher who is 24 years his senior. His marriage has drawn a lot of attention.