[[Image:Segolene royal.jpg|thumb|Ségolène Royal]]
'''Marie-Ségolène Royal''' (born 22 September 1953 in Dakar, [[Senegal]]) was the [[Socialist]] candidate for the 2007 French presidential election.
In May 6, 2007 Nicolas Sarkozy won the French presidential election. The socialist Ségolène Royal conceded defeat, by a 53-47% margin.
She is a National Assembly member and the President of the Poitou-Charentes region. On March 27, 2000, She was appointed as Minister at the Ministry of Employment and Solidarity, with delegated responsibility for Childhood and the Family.
== Writings ==
*Le printemps des grands-parents, Editions Robert Laffont *Le ras-le-bol des bébés zappeurs, Editions Robert Laffont *Pays, paysans, paysage, Editions Robert Laffont *La vérité d'une femme, Stock. (A
She is known for her admiration for some "[[Third Way]]" policies (and has been compared to [[Tony Blair]] in this respect), for her insistence on the importance of the "welfare state" and for her support of participatory democracy and devolution.
== References ==
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