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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

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My obsession with Sarko meant I hadn't noticed the rise of Ségolène Royal on France's left. She seems to have all the depressing qualities of the New Politician: "Although criticised by Socialist rivals as bland and lacking in concrete ideas, Mme Royal is now in a strong and possibly unassailable position to become the first woman to represent a large party in a French presidential election. Her fluent performances on television - and the fact that she is a woman - have allowed her to represent change but not brutal change."