French Socialist nominate woman for 2007 President's race

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Sayhey, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Sayhey macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2003
    San Francisco
    I'm sure many of you have already heard of Ségolène Royal, but I thought it interesting that the French are nominating her, and by such a large vote. I find it refreshing that she is unmarried and the mother of four and this status is not of much importance (her partner and father of her children is the head of the Socialist Party, François Hollande.) Anyway the article in the New York Times is interesting.
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    She has the chance to seriously shake up the old boy network in France. I hope she wins.
  3. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    Just in case this is going to go there, Paris is to France what Hollywood is to the US. France is actually more conservative than most people realize. Of course, that's European conservatism, so it's probably considered moderate here. Only less sexist and more thinly veiled racism.

    Good luck to her though, if she goes all out against Bush she's probably got a chance.
  4. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    I don't see why not. With Angela Merkel in Germany being the latest in a long line of female leaders, Europeans are quite used to having women run things.

    Best of luck to her I say, but does this mean she will be "Mademoiselle Président"?
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    I watched her on a couple of the debates on TV here, and she seems like a pretty good candidate. Frankly, I'd vote for just about anyone who was going up against Le Pen. He's awful.
  6. takao macrumors 68040


    Dec 25, 2003
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    as far as i heard her popularity is quite high so this nomination is suprise from that point of view

    i think that the chances are quite high for a turn around from conservative chirac of the last years

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