For the first time ever in France’s political history, two French women kickstarted off with their presidential campaign on Sunday to become the country’s first female president in next year’s spring elections.
The country’s supreme political power till now that vested on male contenders is now passed on to women who are all set to bring a change from the mundane approach. The far-right National Rally party’s Marine Le Pen and Paris’ Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, both launched their presidential campaigns.
Anne Hidalgo, 62, mayor of the French capital since 2014 is chosen as the favorite one to win the Socialist Party nomination and launched her candidacy from the northwestern city of Rouen. On the other, Le Pen, from the National Rally party launched her campaign from Frejus. The 53-year old Le Pen has pledged to defend French Liberty and kept her dicing attacks on Muslim communities and promised to be tough on parts of France that have been ‘Talibanized’.
The two women contenders will now be challenging President Emmanuel Macron and have already enlisted burgeoning issues to strip attacks on the acting president.