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Madame le Maire: Paris will soon elect its first female mayor

Paris will soon elect its first female mayor as two female candidates -- one from the Socialist party and the other from the conservative Union for a Popular Movement party -- head into the second round of municipal elections on Sunday. The winner will hold the title of "Madame le Maire."
By JC Finley   |   March 28, 2014 at 5:55 PM   |   Comments

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March 28 (UPI) -- Residents of Paris have a choice of two women as their next mayor, who will be known as the very first "Madame le Maire."

A second round of municipal elections will be held on Sunday.

The two women vying for the position are Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo, 54, and conservative Union for a Popular Movement candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, 40.

The Spanish-born Hidalgo is the current deputy mayor of Paris for incumbant Bertrand Delanoë, and has served in that position since 2001.

Kosciusko-Morizet, known by her initials NKM, served as the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport, and Housing in the government of former President Nicolas Sarkozy from 2010-2012.

Both women have used social media to promote their candidacy, with Hidalgo conveying her candidacy as one of progress and NKM as "a new energy for Parisians."




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