President Macron swaps his suit for shorts as he soaks up the sun on vacation with the first lady

The staycation! Emmanuel Macron, 44, swaps his suits for shorts as he soaks up the sun with his wife Brigitte, 69, in the first mini getaway since his re-election as French president

  • President Emmanuel Macron was spotted breaking up with his wife Brigitte
  • The vacation was the couple’s first getaway since the presidential election in April
  • It gave Mr Macron some breathing space ahead of the crucial June legislative elections
  • Snapshots of the couple’s May 28 outing were taken in Bormes-les-Mimosas

Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte enjoyed their first weekend together late last month since the French president was re-elected.

President Macron, 44, was seen on May 28 wearing a white Lacoste polo shirt, black shorts and sunglasses as he strolled hand-in-hand with the French first lady in Bormes-les -Mimosas, in the south-east of France.

Brigitte, 69, donned a white blouse and military green skirt as the power couple soaked up the rays on their first holiday since France’s presidential election in late April.

Macron won with 58.54% of the vote – beating far-right Marine Le Pen, 53, with 41.46%, according to the final results.

But his victory over his far-right rival was narrower than their last showdown in 2017, when he won more than 66% of the vote, and Le Pen’s result was the best ever for the extreme right with 13.2 million people voting for her.

Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte enjoyed their first weekend together at the end of May since the French president was re-elected in April.

Brigitte, 69, donned a white blouse over a military green skirt as the power couple soaked up the rays as they walked hand-in-hand on holiday in Bormes-les-Mimosas in southeastern France.

Brigitte, 69, donned a white blouse over a military green skirt as the power couple soaked up the rays as they walked hand-in-hand on holiday in Bormes-les-Mimosas in southeastern France.

Macron wore a white René Lacoste polo shirt, black shorts and sunglasses

Macron wore a white René Lacoste polo shirt, black shorts and sunglasses

Re-elected for a second five-year term in April, Macron took a brief break from office ahead of parliamentary elections on June 12-19 – where his party, recently renamed “Renaissance”, faces a challenge from afar. right as well as a new left-wing alliance led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Mélenchon said he aimed to sabotage Macron’s presidency by winning the premiership, forcing the president into a power-sharing scenario known in France as “cohabitation”, according to France24.

Mélenchon has built an alliance of the French left, uniting around a common political platform and fielding a single candidate in each of the 577 constituencies – his alliance currently neck and neck with Macron’s bloc.

Meanwhile, on the international stage, Macron drew ire last week when he said a diplomatic exit should be left open for Vladimir Putin after his disastrous invasion of Ukraine.

In an interview with a group of regional newspapers in France, Macron said: “We must not humiliate Russia so that the day the fighting stops we can build a diplomatic way out.”

Macron’s comment prompted Ukraine’s foreign minister to say the allies should “focus better on putting Russia in her place” as she “humbles herself”.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote in a tweet that “calls to avoid the humiliation of Russia can only humiliate France and all other countries that call for it”.

Contrary to the British and American positions, Macron maintained an open dialogue with the Kremlin.

The French president said last week that he had spoken for about 100 hours with Putin since the start of the war in Ukraine.

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