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French call for a woman

June 8, 2013

French-lips

Cherchez la Femme, goes a popular saying in French, meaning one should seek for the woman. But now French, sick and tired of broken promises, are moving this proverb to the next level. They are trying to finally find the woman and put her in the limelight.

This week Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the spokeswoman for Nicolas Sarkozy’s re-election campaign, scored victory in primary election. She became the centre-right party candidate for the coming Paris mayoral race. Nathalie will compete against another female, the current deputy mayor, socialist Anne Hidalgo. Is notoriously male dominated French politics changing?

Paris has never had a woman mayor and the post is one of the most high-profile elected positions in the country. Since it is traditionally a springboard for the presidency, it may well mean the country is heading toward the first female president. Next year mayoral elections are coming in troubling times for divided country. French people, outraged by soaring unemployment and numerous political scandals, are now calling for a woman.

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From → Hic Salta

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