Macron faces an uphill battle from here

Paris( CNN) After one of the most contentious elections in modern French biography, Emmanuel Macron is the new President of France — and he has a whole lot to worry about.

Europe and the United States now face the prospect of a young and untested leader with some strong meanings but little government muscle to carry them out.

Above all, Macron must take on what his rival, leader of the far-right Marine Le Pen, has identified as “the survival of France.”