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Macron commemorates VE Day in Paris

Paris, May 8 (EFE).- France’s president Emmanuel Macron on Sunday commemorated Victory Day in Europe, which marks the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, at a ceremony in Paris.

Macron laid a wreath at the foot of the statue of General Charles de Gaulle, the great hero of the French resistance to Nazism, in the middle of the Champs Élysées avenue.

Then, he moved to the Arc de Triomphe, where he was received by senior officials and military detachments, before whom he paid homage to the French flag while the national anthem was played.

The French president proceeded to place a wreath of flowers at the nearby tomb of the unknown soldier and observed a few moments of silence.

The head of state was accompanied by prime minister Jean Castex and defense minister Florence Parly among other cabinet members.

Macron was sworn in for a second five-year term in office on Saturday after winning 58.5% of the votes in 24 April’s runoff against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. EFE


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