Newly-elected president Macron appeared alongside outgoing leader Hollande on Monday (May 8) to commemorate Europe's World War 2 victory day. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. In his first official appearance since he won the presidency on Sunday (May 7), Emmanuel Macron and outgoing President Francois Hollande commemorated the 72nd year of the Allied victory and the end of World War Two in Europe. The two presidents offered a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Arc de Triomphe and greeted war veterans. The joint appearance of the newly-elected and incumbent presidents is not a tradition for the May 8 ceremony. Hollande accepted Nicolas Sarkozy's invitation in 2012, but Sarkozy declined to appear with Jacques Chirac in 2007.