Chic, Brash Segolene Stirs Up French Race ; as France Gears Up for 2007 Presidential Elections, Ms. Royal Leads the Polls
Peter Ford writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Into the closed, gray, and overwhelmingly male world of French politics, a bombshell has dropped.
Topping the opinion polls for next year's presidential elections is a chic, 52-year-old mother of four who is bringing a whirlwind of fresh air to the ruling class in Paris and promising a new style of politics to voters tired of their scandal-ridden leaders.
Segolene Royal, bidding to be the Socialist party's presidential candidate, has stirred up almost as much opposition from fellow Socialist leaders as she has among the governing party. But she has also struck a chord with ordinary people that could resound all the way to the Elysee Palace.
Ms. Royal "is …
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