The Secretary General of the French Communist Party has announced her candidacy in the presidential election today. Marie-George Buffet was selected this Thursday by the Communist Party. Buffet entered politics in 1969 and from 1997-2002 served under Prime Minister Lionel Jospin as the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports. To be honest, while she may initially take some votes from Royal, all of these third party candidacies are rather unimportant except perhaps Jean-Marie Le Pen and Francois Bayrou. Joe McCarthy can breath easier in his grave; France will not be run by a Communist.
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