Saturday, January 20, 2007
Debate away her problems
Yesterday Socialist candidate Segolene Royal attempted to put her disagreements and campaign feuds behind her. After expressing regrets that she would not be able to attent the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya this weekend, Royal travelled to Lille, where she lead one of her campaign's many "participative debates". There Royal gained the support of the mayor of Lille, Martine Aubry, and together they toured an urban rehabilitation project in the southern end of town.
The end of the evening included the testimony of an unemployed mother who had been beaten by her husband. Royal has made domestic abuse a highlight of her campaign, and promised swift action if elected. Sarkozy, on the other hand, has not nearly given the issue as much attention, and even joked last week about an alleged prostitution ring following a Russian tycoon on vacation in France.
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