French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has taken oath of his office.

Outgoing Socialist Francois Hollande handed over the charge to new president during an impressive ceremony at Elysee Palace in Paris on Sunday.  

The new president will face a series of daunting challenges, including tackling high unemployment, fighting violence, and uniting a deeply divided country.

Meanwhile France's next prime minister will be appointed on Monday who will for a new government on Tuesday.

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