Germany's Merkel and France's Macron say Europe must reform open-border Schengen area in light of recent terrorist attacks, in an online summit of continent's main leaders.
President Michel Aoun has asked Mustapha Adib to form a new government after the diplomat secured 90 votes in the 128-member parliament.
Emmanuel Macron's time in office is largely marked with social unrest and foreign policy fallout but the French president has also started to make some amends.
Francois Hollande hands over French presidency to Emmanuel Macron in a ceremony at the Elysee Palace. Macron vows to "relaunch" the EU.
Emmanuel Macron's next challenge will be to secure a majority in next month's parliamentary election and heal a bitterly divided nation.
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