celebrate the exit polls, that see him in first place, ahead of Marine Le Pen from the Front National in the first round of the French Presidential election. He has been compared to Tony Blair for being on the right of the socialist spectrum and is the new darling of French liberals appalled by Brexit and Donald Trump’s election. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? When Emmanuel Macron told friends in 2008 he was joining Rothschild, the prestigious investment bank, the then 30-year-old civil servant was warned it could scupper a future career in politics. But her husband's work in international finance often took him away from the northern French city, and the teacher then known as Mme Auziere would reportedly meet her pupil for trysts at luxurious homes belonging to her well-heeled family. She has a villa in posh French seaside town Le Touquet — an hour’s drive from Calais. French expats queue along the street outside the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle to cast their vote in a polling station inside the school, in the first round of the 2017 French presidential election, in London, Britain April 23, 2017. He told guests: “If there is anyone who might not have found this simple, it would have been them.”. We pay for your stories! Mr Macron is now 39, and his 64-year-old wife was by his side as he celebrated his victory in the first round of the presidential elections last week. EMMANUEL Macron is the youngest President in France history after smashing rival Marine Le Pen in an explosive election victory. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. He is now favourite for the presidency but that could be bad for Britain. last year and in its manifesto called his marriage “a love often clandestine, often hidden, misunderstood by many before imposing itself”. She married Mr Macron 18 months later, at which time she was 54 and he 29. He later joined investment bank Rothschild — where his biggest deal earned him £2.3million — and in 2007 he married Brigitte. Emmanuel Macron won the presidential election’s first round and is set to be France's youngest President. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RTS13ICH, Jean-Luc Melenchon, candidate of the French far-left Parti de Gauche and candidate for the French 2017 presidential election, leaves a polling booth in the first round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Paris, France, April 23, 2017. View our online Press Pack. If you are unsure, please contact our sales team to check. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot - RTS13HSP, Francois Fillon (L), member of the Republicans political party and 2017 French presidential election candidate of the French centre-right, casts his vote in the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Paris, France, April 23, 2017. When that intervention and attempts at match-making with a family friend failed to cool the affair, the neurologist and paediatrician decided to dispatch their son to Lycée Henri-IV in Paris, which was both one of the top secondary education institutions in France and a respectable 90 miles (145km) from Amiens. commentary and analysis you can trust. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. At R, Mayor of Henin-Beaumont Steeve Briois. REUTERS/Christophe Archambault/Pool - RTS13IH0, Benoit Hamon (C), French Socialist party 2017 presidential candidate, is surrounded by photographers as he leaves a polling station after voting in the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Trappes, near Paris, France, April 23, 2017. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, President Emmanuel Macron with his wife, Brigitte Trogneux who is 25 years his senior, Brigitte divorced her previous husband to be with Macron, Macron has proved popular with French liberals, Macron launched his own political movement En Marche! The newly retired Mrs Macron is independently wealthy — heir to the Trogneux chocolatiers family of Amiens, famous for macaroons. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Armed with a recommendation by Attali, Macron joined Rothschild & CIE Banque, an investment bank owned by Rothschild & Co. Before turning 17 Mr Macron was dating his still-married teacher, against the express wishes of his parents. 23rd April 2017. He wants to boost the eurozone by creating its own budget and finance minister, and to strengthen EU borders with a 5,000-strong force. The Rothschild establishment’s candidate, Macron, who was for some time the dark horse of the pre-election race, has emerged in the forefront of a new financial scandal. Stay informed and spot emerging risks and opportunities with independent global reporting, expert REUTERS/Luke MacGregor - RTS13JM5, People line up to vote in the first round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Vaulx-en-Velin near Lyon, France, April 23, 2017. “She thought he was very creative and encouraged him to be as grown up as possible. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). For other inquiries, Contact Us. Such is the interest in his love life that during a public appearance with Brigitte a reporter asked if he was “any good at politics”. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. This is despite the fact that the age of consent between teachers and pupils is 18, as opposed to 15 among members of the general public. He launched his own political movement En Marche! Brigitte was still married herself when she met the young academic star, and one of the three children she had with then-husband Andre-Louis Auziere was in Mr Macron's class at the Lycée La Providence in Amiens. Baron David de Rothschild is also the chairman of the Governing Board of the World Jewish Congress. “They were having private meetings when Emmanuel was just 15,” said one ex-classmate at the private school in Amiens, run by strict Roman Catholic Jesuits. Front National leader Marine Le Pen takes to the stage to address her supporters as fans cheer, Emmanuel Macron greets supporters on Sunday night, Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte Trogneux celebrate the incoming results. She later said: “He vanquished my resistance. Not everyone buys into their love story, though. Macron got a masters degree in philosophy before graduating in 2001 from the École Nationale d’Administration, seen as a factory for the French elite. Mr Macron's parents were troubled by the rumours flying around about their son's infatuation with a woman twice his age, and according to Ms Fulda's exposé they staged a meeting at which Mme Auziere was reduced to tears but refused to back off. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. And with the dapper 39-year-old in office, the country's new First Lady is a 64-year-old grandmother of seven. She purred back: “I’m yet to find an area that he isn’t good at.”. He first fell for his now wife Brigitte at 15, when she was his 39-year-old drama teacher. Brigitte, whose son Sebastien is two years older than Emmanuel, and whose eldest daughter Laurence is the same age, ran the school theatre club where Emmanuel was a budding actor. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here.

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