President Hollande will quit the Elysee Palace today and hand over the reins of office to Emmanuel Macron. The ceremony, transmitted live on France 2 TV from 10h this morning, takes place in the Elysee and the new President will parade in the Champs Elysees at midday.
Much speculation in the press whether M Hollande will leave the keys to his "official transport" - a scooter..
The group of French people we had lunch with yesterday were largely Melenchonistes and wondered whether we were about to go "en marche arriere" under Macron.
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