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Ségolène Royal
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President of the Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes
Assumed office
30 March 2004
Preceded by Élisabeth Morin
Minister of the Environment and Way of Life
In office
2 April 1992 – 29 March 1993
Prime Minister Pierre Bérégovoy
Preceded by Brice Lalonde
Succeeded by Michel Barnier
Deputy of the National Assembly
for Deux-Sèvres' 2nd constituency
In office
19 June 2002 – 19 June 2007
Preceded by Jean-Pierre Marché
Succeeded by Delphine Batho
In office
2 April 1993 – 4 July 1997
Preceded by Jean-Pierre Marché
Succeeded by Jean-Pierre Marché
In office
23 June 1988 – 2 May 1992
Preceded by Proportional representation
Succeeded by Jean-Pierre Marché
Personal details
Marie-Ségolène Royal

22 September 1953 (1953-09-22) (age 66)
Dakar, French West Africa
Political party Socialist Party
Domestic partner François Hollande (1978–2007)
Alma mater Nancy 2 University
Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
École nationale d'administration
Website Ségolène Royal
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Marie-Ségolène Royal (born September 22, 1953 in Dakar, French West Africa, now Senegal) is a French politician. She is the president of the Poitou-Charentes region, a member of the National Assembly and a prominent member of the Socialist Party in France. She was the Socialist Party's candidate for the 2007 French presidential election but lost to Nicolas Sarkozy. She was the partner of current President of France François Hollande from 1978 until 2007.

She is known for her admiration for some "Third Way" policies, for her controversial insistence on law and order issues and for her support of devolution and participatory democracy.

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