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"A new page in our long history has turned," says France's Macron

PARIS, May 7 (Reuters) - President Elect Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday a new era in French history was beginning, as the 39-year old pro-EU centrist becomes the country's youngest head of state since Napoleon.

"A new page in our long history has turned tonight," Macron said in a statement to Reuters. "I want it to be that of rediscovery of hope and trust." (Reporting by Michel Rose; editing by Leigh Thomas)