Of the 12 candidates in the forthcoming French Presidential Election only one is a woman.?
Of the 12 candidates in the forthcoming French Presidential Election only one is a woman. Thirty-four-year-old Mlle. Arlette Leguiller is representing the Trotskyite 'Workers' Struggle' movement on the far left of the political spectrum.
Mlle. Laguiller has been very prominent in a recent strike by bank workers. She has said that the main reason for her candidature is that the left needs an authentic voice: she feels that the leading politicians of the left and right are in fact 'playing the same game'.
At a press conference at the Palais de la Mutualite in paris on Friday, she explained whose interests she represented.