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22 April 2007

Will She Be France's First Woman President


Meet 53 year old Segolene Royal, who is in a race of her lifetime. She is currently vying to become the first woman president of France. On November 16, 2006 Socialist party members elected her as their candidate for the 2007 French presidential election.

First let me provide you with this interesting background on Segolene Royal. For it clearly says that she is in France because it would have never happened, unfortunately if she was here in the United States.

She's a self professed feminist who as a junior minister provided the morning after pill to teenage girls. From the years of 1992 to 2002 Royal was a Vice Minister of Environment, Vice Minister of Family and Children and Handicap Persons, as well as Minister of Education. Royal has 4 children, but as a personal choice chose not to marry the children's father.

Royal comes from a large family. She has two sisters and five brothers. Jacque Royal, her father was an artillery officer and aide to the mayor of Champayne. His belief was that girls were meant for obedience and breeding. Therefore, he often told his daughters they would never amount to anything.

The polls are showing that she has the voter's trust. A few changes to be made once Royal takes office is raising the minimum wage and bringing over 500,000 subsidized jobs for their youth. Royal supports anti-gay bullying in schools. “School must be a place of tolerance, of welcome."

Nicolas Sarkozy, a conservative who's tough on crime and also a presidential hopeful can feel Royal stepping on the back of his heels. Right now this is any body's race.

One of Royal's favorite phrases is: "I am a free woman."

2 comments:

Jan Pieter Marbun said...

Support to woman emancipation,

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Miss Vicki said...

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