FORMER first lady of France, Carla Bruni will always be remembered for his personality and stunning beauty throughout the world.
However, only a few days he left the Elysee Presidential Palace defeat of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy in the presidential contest recently, the names are almost forgotten Bruni.
all, due to the presence of politicians, beauty and glamor that now line the French Cabinet under the leadership of the new French president , Francois Hollande.
Not one, not two, but almost half of the total 34 positions of ministers and assistant ministers in the country now dominated by women, thus creating a new history in France.Women’s quasi cabinet
In fact, Hollande with the Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, was about to sink behind the charm and aura women’s choice when the first meeting of the Cabinet at the Presidential Palace recently.
Seven candidates appointed aged 40 years and below. They include Vallaud-Najat Belkacem, 34, a local politician in Lyon who was appointed as Minister for Women’s Rights. The former spokesman for the presidential campaign is seen not only control the media, but also appointed as a government spokesman.Vallaud-Belkacem was born in Morocco before deciding to settle in France with his father, an immigrant. He studied law and politics before joining the Socialist party and play an important role in the course of his career, Jean-Marie Le presidential candidate in 2002. In addition, another minister under the age of 40 years, including Aurelie Filippetti, a former ecologist, novelist and Lorrainde MP was appointed as Minister of Culture and Communication. Meanwhile, Green party leader, Cecilie Duflot appointed Minister of Regional Development and Housing. One of the most high and significant positions in the new Cabinet post of Minister of Justice is held by Christiane Taubira. Women aged 60 years was a Member of Parliament for French Guiana since 1993 and has written a French law on slavery as a crime against humanity in 2001.
He is also a candidate for black women during the first presidential election in 2002.
Marisol Touraine was appointed as Minister of Social Affairs and Health. Meanwhile, Yamina Benguigui film producer, was appointed as Minister for Francophony Organization and Expatriates France.Confidence
Prime Minister, Ayrault said, although members of the cabinet of mostly still new and inexperienced, but the government will try to run the country, including dealing with the economic crisis that is sweeping across Europe at the moment.
“We have no time except to work hard to put France back to the right path, “he told reporters.
This appointment is in line with the manifesto, Hollande, first president of the leftist party elected 20 years ago to create parity or equality of government in all cases first in France. It includes a promise to ensure gender balance in the national cabinet as well as giving more responsibility to women.France has approved the first parity law in 2000, forcing all political parties in the country has put the amount of balance between male and female candidates during elections. The law has led to a significant increase representation of women in local politics, but it failed to be fully implemented at the federal level. Sarkozy before this government has promised to create parity, however, the goal was not to be.
total members of parliament in the French Cabinet and is up 18.5 percent, compared to 21 percent in the United Kingdom (UK) and 46 percent in Sweden.
As a result, not surprisingly, is seen Hollande action timely in a country that only allows women to vote in 1945.Action France was not the first time in Europe when the Prime Minister of the Socialist Party of Spain, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has a representative balanced between men and women in the cabinet in 2004, including the Defence Minister, Carmen Chacon is seven months pregnant at the time. However, the new cabinet line seen better French than European countries with an average of 26 per cent of women and higher than the UK, which has only five women representatives from all 23 cabinet seats. Even so, several groups prowanita in France, warned of the same quantity with quality. Opinion of the truth because most of the senior positions in the government still held by men, except the office of the Minister of Justice. The rest, the women held the portfolios tend to be feminine.
Julia Mouzon of The Beard women’s activist group said in general he was pleased with the concept of equality or parity brought about by the new government.
“We are delighted with the appointment of women ministers . This proves the government has given confidence to women to participate and play a role in the governance of the country, “he said.
However, he said, despite the positive developments that are determined to continue his struggle of women’s agendas have been planned before.
“We remain cautious, because of his personal eight officers, only one woman.
” We are looking at whether there has been a reshuffle in the government in future to provide more opportunities to women as members of technocrats and advisers, “he said.