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Ségolène Royal

b 22 September 1953

French socialist politician, first woman candidate for the French presidency for a major party.

 

For men who have spent all of their life engaged in the conquest of power seeing a woman overtaking them is viscerally unbearable.

 

Being a woman is not enough to be different.

 

Why should one have to be sad, ugly and boring to go into politics?

 

I think that the moment for women has arrived. Not for women but simply for the harmony of life.

 

I'm making policies by looking at what I would do for my own children.

 

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