Segolene Royal

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Harriman House Limited, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 209 pages
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Segolene Royal is France's first key female politician. This book puts her in the context of the France she grew up in and the France in which she now operates as a politician. It covers: - her early life - her start in politics - her career as a deputy and a minister - her relationship with Francois Mitterand - her defeat of her more famous rivals in a male orientated party for the right to be the candidate - the beginning of the campaign
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Early Years
5
2 Mitterands Apprentice
35
3 First Elections
45
4 Environment Minister
75
5 First Defeats and Opposition
83
Education and the Family
95
President of the PoitouCharente Region
113
8 The Gazelle and the Elephants
127
9 The Presidential Election Campaign
153
Appendix I Chronology
169
Appendix II The Institutions of France
175
Appendix III The Presidential Pact
179
Appendix IV Bibliography Filmography
205
Index
207
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About the author (2007)

Robert Harneis is a bilingual journalist working for 'French News', the English language newspaper published in Perigueux. He has been writing about France and French politics since 1993, and also edits a column on the North East of France. He also broadcasts from time to time and contributes articles to websites. Robert recently translated, fully annotated and introduced 'Testimony', the bestseller by Nicolas Sarkozy (originally published in France as Temoignage). He is currently writing another book, a study of the Free French in the early part of World War II. Robert has a degree in Modern French and European History, and has had a home in France since 1968. He lives and works in Alsace with his French wife.

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