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Segolene Royal 'Rodin' Red Carpet Arrivals - The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival
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Segolene Royal 70th Anniversary Red Carpet Arrivals - The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival
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Segolene Royal 'An Inconvenient Truth' Red Carpet Arrivals - The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival
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Who supported Sarkozy instead of Segolene Royal?

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The Globe and Mail has an interesting summary of French exit polls:Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy picked up the women's vote, fared well among blue-collar workers and nosed into the political centre on his way to winning France's presidential election, poll figures show. Mr. Sarkozy united a broad and unlikely spectrum of voters in his 53-47 per cent victory over Socialist Ségolène Royal in Sunday's vote, handing him a solid mandate for his detailed platform pledging tax cuts, freer markets...Read Full Story

Segolene Royal Bikini Pictures Spark Debate

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The Guardian: “Paparazzi photographs of presidential hopeful Ségolène Royal in a turquoise bikini have raised eyebrows in France and underlined the spread of celebrity culture into France’s traditionally sober political coverage.” Gulf Daily News (Bahrain): “Bikini shots of Segolene Royal, the Socialist favourite for France’s presidential election - printed opposite snaps of her main rival jogging on a beach - have rattled the status quo in a country where politicians’ private lives have long...Read Full Story

European commission vice-president Margot Wallstrom cheers for Segolene Royal

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Margot Wallstrom used an EU official blog to congratulate Segolene Royal in her progress in French elections.  Margot Wallstrom said of Royal:“I cheered for the achievements of a presidential candidate belonging to my political family,” she wrote. “But, maybe above of all, I was happy to see that a woman will participate in the second round of the presidential election.” “Until now in France, a woman had never made it to the second round… I render my homage to Ségolène Royal and I wish her...Read Full Story

Segolene Royal makes the cut, will now face off againts Sarkosy

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Segolene Royal did well in the elections this past weekend. She secured second place, behind Sarkozy, and will now face off against him in a run-off election.Segolene Royal is a socialist candidate who in running on a workers platform. She wants to raise the minimum wage and protect Frech workers. Unemployment rates have been a problem in France, but Segolene points out that "working poor" is also a major problem. Her financial and economic policies are very different from Sarkozy's.Read Full Story

Will Segolene Royal best Francois Bayrou this weekend

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French elections are heating up, and this Sunday we'll find out which two candidates make it to the next round.  The big battle this weekend is for second place.François Bayrou and Segolene Royal are the most likely candidates to face off against Nicolas Sarkozy.  Most polls are showing Royal ahead of Bayrou.  Campaigning must officially stop today, so we are entering the quiet before the storm.  Voting opens up on Sunday.French elections are designed to first choose the top 2 contenders from...Read Full Story
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