Monday marked the one-year anniversary of Emmanuel Macron’s election to the presidency of France, though the young leader has been in the news so much over the last year that it almost feels like he has been in office for much longer.
His 2017 victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen was a crucial one in a year that saw an uprise in nationalism both in Europe and the US. Since then, Macron seems to be riding high on honeymoon energy, taking big strides in labor reform, education reform, and adapting the process for asylum seekers in France. He has made nice with a number of world leaders, most notably US president Donald Trump, and seems to be working his way toward becoming the de facto leader of Europe.
Though Macron has been very active in his first year, not all of his policies have been entirely popular, and his anniversary was celebrated by protests in Paris at a “party” in his honor.
Take a look at Macron’s year in review to learn more.