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Segolene Royal
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    (September 22, 1953- )
    Birth name is Marie SégolPne Royal
    Member of France's Parti socialiste (elected presidential candidate, November 17, 2006)
    Member of staff for François Mitterrand (1982-88)
    Minister of environment (1992-93)
    Vice-minister for education (1997-2000) and family and childhood (2000-2002)
    Deputy for the Deux-SPvres region (2002- )
    Of the two male candidates she defeated for the Parti socialiste banner, she said ‘gazelles run faster than elephants.'
    Her opposition's blunders, particularly regarding the first-time employment contract for youth, were the biggest boost to her presidential fortunes.
    She did not marry her civil partner (the party leader), who fathered all four of her children under the PACS (civil solidarity pact).
    Until Lionel Jospin - under whom she once served - withdrew from the bid for the 2007 presidency, her status as a candidate was an uncertainty.
    Especially after visiting a Chilean slum area, her shoes were a hot topic across French television screens.
    What was so bad about using her birth name of Marie?
    She lost the French presidential election to Nicolas Sarkozy (2007).
    Her father was an army colonel.
    She achieved national prominence through the promotion of Chabichou cheese — in a traditional costume.
    She routinely speaks about issues the national left wing usually doesn't touch.
    She was photographed in a turquoise bikini during a summer vacation — in her early 50s!
    Her platform includes involving citizens in the governmental process via a website run by her supporters.
    For her presidential bid, she launched an electoral campaign on the Internet at (‘Desires for the future').

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