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A quick question for my francophone friends

How would you refer to a female French president?  "Mme le President" or "Mme la Presidente" (or some other way altogether)?  I've just been speculating on a scenario which has Villepin and Sarkozy fighting to a draw over the next 18 months, the French Right getting disgusted with both of them and letting someone like Le Pen slip in as the main candidate, which in turn leads to horrified French voters turning en masse to the Socialist candidate Ségolène Royal, who wins the presidency.  Thus my question.

Or maybe Chirac will just decide to run for a third term....

*loves languages like English where this question never arises*

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aswanargent
Jan. 16th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know about the ministerial post. I really meant his parentage. "Jack Lang" isn't a very French name, you must admit.

And since I'm logged in both as myself and as Angela, I don't know who LJ will show as responding to your comment; if it shows up as being from Angie, well, it's really me. :-)
greedy_dancer
Jan. 16th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
oh right!! well, no idea about that! lol

and ... Angie who?
aswanargent
Jan. 16th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. I play her in the worldaffairs RPG.
jenni_snake
Jan. 17th, 2006 08:18 am (UTC)
(Apparently he's Chinese-American... ;-))