PARIS (REUTERS) - France chose centrist Emmanuel Macron as the eighth president of the Fifth Republic.
The new leader has just over a month to take over from outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande, form a new government and push to win a majority in the June legislative elections.
Here is an approximate timeline of key moments in the coming weeks.
The president-elect makes a first official appearance alongside Mr Hollande at Paris' Arc de Triomphe for the annual ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Victory in Europe Day and the surrender of Nazi forces on May 8, 1945.
Mr Hollande's outgoing Socialist government resigns during this period, paving the way for the president-elect to take office the following week. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve's government will continue to run day-to-day government business until the new president is sworn in.
France's Constitutional Council officially announces the final results of the 2017 presidential election.
Macron will be inaugurated as France’s next leader on Sunday (May 14) at the Elysee palace, in a transfer of power where the two leaders will meet and the codes for France's nuclear weapons arsenal will be handed over.
The president will then name the new prime minister who will work on forming a Cabinet. In 2012, the full government was named within two days.
Mr Macron said his first trip would be to see troops based overseas. It is unclear when that could take place, but Mr Hollande in 2012 travelled to Berlin on the same day as he was sworn in.
Candidates from all parties will present during the week their credentials for the June legislative elections for the 577 parliamentary seats in the National Assembly.
Campaigning begins for the legislative elections.
Mr Macron will have what is expected to be his first contact with foreign leaders. The new president is expected to first attend the Nato heads of state meeting in Brussels on May 25 before travelling to Sicily for a G7 leaders' summit that brings together leaders of the United States, Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan.
The first round of the lower house legislative elections take place. Candidates with more than 50 per cent of the vote and securing the equivalent of a quarter of registered voters is elected. Those with more than 12.5 per cent of the vote can run in the second-round runoff.
Second round of legislative election takes place. The top candidate is elected.
A government reshuffle is likely on the basis of the legislative election results.